15 NORTH CLOSED AT 215 IN CAJON PASS DUE TO FIRE

15 NORTH CLOSED AT 215 IN CAJON PASS DUE TO FIRE

Update 3:38pm (8-23-2011)

As of 1pm, only the right shoulder of the 15 NORTH remains closed.  Traffic is moving well right now.

Update 9:00am (8-23-2011)

The fire is about 350 acres and 60 percent contained at this point.

15 NORTH the right lane is closed from Kenwood to Cleghorn.

15 SOUTH all lanes are open.

Caltrans is working with the fire personnel to restore the right lane by the afternoon commute on the 15 NORTH.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time traveling NNORTH through the Cajon Pass to avoid any delays.

Update 8:15pm

15 NORTH in to the Cajon Pass is open, but traffic remains slow from Sierra.

CHP says it will probably be 10pm or so until they reopen the far right lane.

Update 6:30pm

The right lane before Kenwood on the 15 NORTH is shutdown, with traffic stop and go from the 210. Take a look at the fire, courtesy of Airborne reporter Nick Pagliochini.

Update 5:50pm

The right two lanes on the 15 NORTH remain closed. Traffic is stop and go from the 210.

Update 4:40pm

Now right two lanes on the 15 SOUTH will be closed for two hours. The right two lanes on the 15 NORTH are still closed. 15 NORTH traffic is stop and go from the 210. 15 SOUTH traffic is slow from Cleghorn Fire.

Update 4:16pm

Total Traffic affiliate ABC7 is reporting 250 acres burned now and one structure has been burned.

Update 3:40pm

The two right lanes on the 15 NORTH are now closed, with traffic stop and go from the 210. 15 SOUTH traffic is slow from the 138 to Kenwood.

Update 3:00pm

The three right lanes on the 15 NORTH remained closed for the fire. 15 NORTH traffic is stop and go from Summit. 15 SOUTH is slow from the 138 to Kenwood.

Update 2:22pm

CHP reports Silverwood Lake is evacuating.  So far 100 acres have burned and there is no containment yet.

15 NORTH traffic is backed up now from Sierra – one lane is now open.

Update 2:03pm

One caller just reported to the CHP that he was on the 15 SOUTH and there is fire on that side of the freeway now too…

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All lanes of the 15 NORTH at the 215 remain closed while crews work on a brush fire.

Reports of a brush fire along the right shoulder came in around 1pm.  Soon, two sepearate fires were reported and there were actually people along the right shoulder taking pictures.

The fire knocked down power lines across the 15 NORTH past the 215.   CHP has also closed the 215 NORTH at the 15 and are diverting traffic to the 15 SOUTH.

15 NORTH traffic is backed up from Glen Helen Parkway.  215 NORTH traffic is backed up from Devore Rd.  15 SOUTH traffic is backed up from before Kenwood.

Here is a picture of the fire on the 15 in the Cajon Pass:

Chris Hughes
chrish@totaltrafficla.com


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