Tags: California Wildfire

Fire Forces 1,500 Southern Calif Home Evacuations

Friday, 02 Sep 2011 07:30 PM

 

HESPERIA, Calif. — Authorities are ordering the residents of 1,500 homes to evacuate as a wildfire that erupted on the main interstate between Southern California and Las Vegas spreads.

A California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman says flames are near some large ranch homes in the Oak Hills area west of Interstate 15.

The fire began around 1 p.m. Friday and quickly covered 500 acres in two hours.

It temporarily closed the heavily traveled freeway in the Cajon Pass area of the high desert northeast of Los Angeles, causing holiday weekend traffic to back up for miles. Northbound lanes later reopened with escort by the California Highway Patrol as the fire burned away from traffic lanes.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Poll: 77 Percent Favor Government Action on Climate Change

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 11:15 AM

A significant majority of the American public, including nearly half of Republican voters, support policies that would s . . .

Gun Rights' Groups to Texas Pols: Grow a Spine on Open Carry

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 11:01 AM

Many Texans are furious over what they perceive to be wavering support from Republican state legislators over enacting a . . .

George Zimmerman Assault Case Dropped After Ex-Girlfriend Recants

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 10:30 AM

Authorities say they are dropping their aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman after his ex-girlfriend stopped . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved