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2 lanes of 15 Freeway closed after Cajon Pass brush fire

2 lanes of 15 Freeway closed after Cajon Pass brush fire
Map show the location of a brush fire in the Cajon Pass that forced authorities to close two northbound lanes of the 15 Freeway. (Google Maps)

A brush fire burning in the Cajon Pass forced authorities to shut down two northbound lanes of the 15 Freeway during the Tuesday afternoon rush-hour commute.

The blaze had burned about seven acres near Kenwood Avenue in the San Bernardino National Forest and was threatening homes, the U.S. Forest Service said.

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Traffic was baked up for miles to the 215 Freeway, officials said.

The California Highway Patrol declared a SigAlert about 5 p.m. It was unclear how long the lanes would be closed.

The fire was reported about 4:30 p.m. in an area about 12 miles north of San Bernardino. No other details were immediately available.

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