San Bernardino, CA, November 6, 2012, 8:15am – The Devore Fire began at 10:55am on Monday November 5th adjacent to the northbound Interstate 15 freeway between the Kenwood and Cleghorn exits. It is now 40% contained. The first US Forest Service engine company on scene reported the fire had grown to five acres with a moderate to rapid rate of spread in steep rocky terrain. The fire burned approximately 350 acres before firefighters were able to stop the forward progression of the fire. During the course of the firefight, three residences in the Mathews Ranch were evacuated and no damage was reported at the ranch. The US Forest Service was is in unified command with Cal Fire, San Bernardino County Fire, and the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department until 6pm. CalTrans and CHP have opened 2 lanes in each direction of Interstate 15 – motorists are urged to be cautious and delay travel if possible as traffic will be heavy during the commute hours. Fire officials are working to fully contain the fire by 6pm on Tuesday November 6, with full control expected later in the week.
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