The drought reaches epic proportions as an unprecedented freeway-jumping brush fire closes the main road up to Vegas.
July 17, 2015

As California struggles to survive in the fourth year of a record drought, things are not getting any better. A very weathered and weary San Bernardino Department of Forestry posted this.

I've seen many fires off the 15 in recent years, but this is the first I've heard that has actually burned cars traveling on one of the nation's busiest highways.

LOS ANGELES — A dangerous, fast-moving wildfire spread through the Cajon Pass on Friday afternoon, jumping the 15 Freeway, destroying 20 vehicles and damaging 10 others, San Bernardino National Forest said. There were no injuries.

The blaze, which has been dubbed “North Fire” on social media, was reported at about 2:30 p.m. and had spread to about 50 acres by 3 p.m., the San Bernardino County Fire Department stated. It quickly grew to about 3,000 acres and destroyed at least five homes in the area.

Strong winds are forecast and the fire's future is unpredictable. Anyone in the area has been urged to evacuate.

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