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Brushfire Scorches 12-acres Near 15 Freeway

 
Brushfire Scorches 12-acres Near 15 Freeway
Posted Monday, August 19th 2013 @ 3pm

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Firefighters contained a blaze that blackened about a dozen acres of brush near the southbound side of Interstate 15 near the Lawrence Welk Resort Monday and prompted authorities to close three lanes in the area.

Callers reported flames and smoke between Gopher Canyon and Deer Springs roads shortly after 9:30 a.m., which led to the temporary closure of three southbound lanes, according to Cal Fire and the California Highway Patrol.

Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler said fire crews knocked down the blaze by early afternoon, but firefighters planned to remain at the scene for several hours.

Two of the three southbound lanes have been reopened, Schuler said.

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