Three of the four southbound lanes of Interstate 15 that were closed earlier because of a brush fire in the Cajon Pass have reopened, a Caltrans official said Friday evening.
The three lanes were opened shortly after 7 p.m., said Terri Kasinga, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation. As with the northbound side, only the lane closest to the median remains closed because of fire equipment stationed there, she said.
The fire has grown to about 1,100 acres, with mandatory evacuations still in effect in some areas, officials said. The fire is 20% contained.
Two firefighters have been injured. One injury is believed to be heat-related and the other due to smoke inhalation, said Fred Pena, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service.