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September 25, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The Sierra fire burning in the Cajon Pass is 40% contained as crews prepared their morning assault, and full containment is expected Friday. The fire started Tuesday afternoon at 3:51 p.m. near Glen Helen Road, according to the U.S. Forest Service, and burned quickly through 200 acres. Fire officials said it was 85 degrees at the time it broke out and that south winds were gusting at 18 miles per hour. Initially, crews had to set up defensive positions to stop the advancing flames from overrunning some two dozen mobile homes in the area.
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November 12, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A brush fire that scorched about seven acres in the Cajon Pass and forced authorities to close two lanes of the 15 Freeway was 25% contained Tuesday night. About 180 firefighters, aided by a helicopter that was making nighttime water drops, were battling the blaze, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The California Highway Patrol said that one lane of the freeway remained closed and might not reopen until Wednesday morning. The fire broke out around 4:30 p.m. north of the Kenwood Avenue exit and briefly threatened homes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Firefighters were battling a brush fire in the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County that had burned about 150 acres of chaparral. About 20 to 30 mobile homes were being evacuated on the west side of Cajon Pass north of the 215 and 15 freeways, said John Miller, spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service.  The fast-moving fire broke out shortly before 4 p.m. at the base of the pass in the Sycamore Flats area near Verdemont Ranch Road and spread from...
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November 12, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
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. 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.
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November 12, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A brush fire that scorched about seven acres in the Cajon Pass and forced authorities to close two lanes of the 15 Freeway was 25% contained Tuesday night. About 180 firefighters, aided by a helicopter that was making nighttime water drops, were battling the blaze, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The California Highway Patrol said that one lane of the freeway remained closed and might not reopen until Wednesday morning. The fire broke out around 4:30 p.m. north of the Kenwood Avenue exit and briefly threatened homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
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. 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.
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September 24, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Firefighters battling the Sierra fire in the Cajon Pass were making repeated aerial assaults along the fire flanks and had set up defensive positions to stop flames from overrunning about two dozen mobile homes, officials said Tuesday evening. The blaze broke out shortly before 4 p.m . and quickly spread to about 200 acres as flames burned west of the 15 Freeway near Glen Helen Road, the U.S. Forest Service said. Firefighters were dispatched to protect 20 to 30 mobile homes threatened by flames on Glen Helen Road between the 15 Freeway and Swarthout Canyon Road.
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July 27, 1995 | Associated Press
A 1,000-acre fire burning through dry brush temporarily closed busy Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass on Wednesday. Three northbound lanes on the highway were reopened about 7 p.m., when the fire was half contained, said Lenore Will, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service. Authorities believed that the fire, which skirted a southwestern San Bernardino County area known as Oak Hills, would be completely contained by Thursday morning.
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September 4, 2011 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
State hospital worker Bruce Schumacher said he was on the verge of retiring and planned to sustain himself with two livestock businesses on his sprawling, 10-acre ranch in the San Bernardino County community of Hesperia. But when he reached his ranch Saturday after a 1,200-acre brush fire roared through his property near the Cajon Pass a day earlier, he met with a ghastly sight. More than 100 of his goats, rabbits and birds were dead, their charred carcasses strewn about his ranch.
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July 26, 1999 | From Staff and wire reports
A wildfire in the Cajon Pass consumed 2,500 acres and threatened homes Sunday in the tiny Mojave Desert community of Phelan. As of late Sunday, authorities reported no injuries but said they had evacuated residents in Phelan's southern section and inhabitants of ranches in the northwestern Cajon Valley. About 600 firefighters from local, state and federal agencies were battling the blaze in San Bernardino County, about 70 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The Madre fire burning in the mountains above Azusa is "no risk at this point," according to Los Angeles County Fire Department inspector Keith Mora. As of Friday morning, the fire was 95% contained and firefighters are expecting full containment soon, he added. "They're pretty much done with mop up," Mora said, adding that all crews need to do is ensure the remaining 5% of lines, which are in rocky terrain, are set.  The 268-acre Madre fire started Monday in San Gabriel Canyon north of Highway 39. Meanwhile, the Sierra fire in Cajon Pass also appears to be nearing its end and is 80% contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Fire crews appear to have gotten the better of two large brush fires that broke out this week in the Southland: the Madre fire burning in the mountains above Azusa and the Sierra fire smoldering in Cajon Pass. As of early Thursday morning, the Madre fire was 90% contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The Sierra fire, meanwhile, was 80% contained. The 268-acre Madre fire broke out Monday in San Gabriel Canyon north of Highway 39 in steep terrain that made it difficult for ground crews to reach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The Sierra fire burning in the Cajon Pass is 40% contained as crews prepared their morning assault, and full containment is expected Friday. The fire started Tuesday afternoon at 3:51 p.m. near Glen Helen Road, according to the U.S. Forest Service, and burned quickly through 200 acres. Fire officials said it was 85 degrees at the time it broke out and that south winds were gusting at 18 miles per hour. Initially, crews had to set up defensive positions to stop the advancing flames from overrunning some two dozen mobile homes in the area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Firefighters battling the Sierra fire in the Cajon Pass were making repeated aerial assaults along the fire flanks and had set up defensive positions to stop flames from overrunning about two dozen mobile homes, officials said Tuesday evening. The blaze broke out shortly before 4 p.m . and quickly spread to about 200 acres as flames burned west of the 15 Freeway near Glen Helen Road, the U.S. Forest Service said. Firefighters were dispatched to protect 20 to 30 mobile homes threatened by flames on Glen Helen Road between the 15 Freeway and Swarthout Canyon Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Firefighters were battling a brush fire in the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County that had burned about 150 acres of chaparral. About 20 to 30 mobile homes were being evacuated on the west side of Cajon Pass north of the 215 and 15 freeways, said John Miller, spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service.  The fast-moving fire broke out shortly before 4 p.m. at the base of the pass in the Sycamore Flats area near Verdemont Ranch Road and spread from...
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September 12, 2011 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
He was called Little Man, a white llama with gentle brown eyes, and he took his guard job seriously. When the recent Cajon Pass brush fire roared through Hesperia rancher Bruce Schumacher's 10-acre property, the llama protected his flock of about 30 red sheep with his own body. He suffered smoke inhalation and singed eyelids, feet and rib area; his thick, woolly coat had burned off. But he saved his sheep. Every one of them. In the end, however, the heroics appear to have cost Little Man his life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2001 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three forest fires in different parts of California had scorched more than 5,000 acres by late Saturday. Two of the fires were not expected to be contained until mid-week, authorities said. The Cajon Pass fire in San Bernardino County, which charred 630 acres, was contained early Saturday evening, said Ruk Read, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman. The fire caused no injures and threatened no structures.
NEWS
August 30, 1990
An arson fire that had burned 115 acres in Cajon Pass was brought under control late Wednesday night despite gusting winds, a U.S. Forest Service spokesman said. He said full containment of the fire is expected today. No homes were damaged, but for a time Wednesday a ranch occupied by 20 people in the Lost Lake area had been in danger. The fire began about 1 p.m. Wednesday two miles west of Interstate 15 in the Swarthout Canyon area. Aircraft and firefighters from the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2011 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
State hospital worker Bruce Schumacher said he was on the verge of retiring and planned to sustain himself with two livestock businesses on his sprawling, 10-acre ranch in the San Bernardino County community of Hesperia. But when he reached his ranch Saturday after a 1,200-acre brush fire roared through his property near the Cajon Pass a day earlier, he met with a ghastly sight. More than 100 of his goats, rabbits and birds were dead, their charred carcasses strewn about his ranch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2011 | By Phil Willon and Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times
Hundreds of firefighters were gaining the upper hand on a Cajon Pass blaze that had mushroomed to more than 1,100 acres Friday night, forcing evacuations, destroying two homes and snarling traffic at the beginning of the long Labor Day weekend. Two firefighters were injured battling the blaze, one apparently suffering heat exhaustion and the other smoke inhalation, said U.S. Forest Service spokesman Fred Pena. The so-called Hill fire was substantially contained late Friday night, and officials said that fire conditions were becoming favorable, with easing winds and increasing humidity.
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