Brush fire temporarily closes SB I 15

Firefighters from Cal Fire San Diego battle a blaze that broke out near Rainbow Valley Boulevard and I-15 Monday, July 10. Anna Liera photo


At 4:02 p.m., Cal Trans reported an estimated time of 45 to 60 minutes for the opening of the 3 and 4 lanes of southbound 15 which are still closed and will be opened at the same time.

As of 2:46 p.m., firefighters have halted the spread of that small brush fire alongside Interstate 15, near Rainbow Valley Boulevard, according to Cal Fire. The blaze, which blackened a roughly two-acre area, caused no reported of structural damage or injuries.


RAINBOW – Firefighters are working to extinguish a roughly one-acre brush fire alongside Interstate 15, near Rainbow Valley Boulevard in the far northern reaches of San Diego County, according to Cal Fire. There are no reports of structural threats.

Two southbound lanes of the freeway were closed in the area due to the blaze, Caltrans reports. The fire started just before 1 p.m. on the west side of 15 and was burning eastward. Lanes 1 and 2 southbound were reopened at 1:53 p.m. but not before several cars had turned to go the wrong way to exit the freeway.

A non-injury accident was reported at 1:46 p.m. A big rig and a black Toyota Corolla were involved on the on ramp from Rainbow Valley Blvd.


3 Responses to "Brush fire temporarily closes SB I 15"

  1. grunt   July 11, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Gasp – LEE – waiting to see how you spin this into a military-industrial complex caused problem (even though you still do not understand that term).

    • D   July 14, 2017 at 7:13 am


  2. Baffled at Lee   July 14, 2017 at 1:07 pm



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