Friday, July 17, 2015
Emergency: Wildfire strikes cars on I-15 north of Los Angeles, traps motorists now; warn if possible
There is an unprecedented highway danger on I-15 north of Los Angeles (the main highway to Las Vegas, which I took in May 2012) through the El Cajon pass. CNN reports live now. A wildfire has ignited cars on the freeway, spreading, and trapping motorists. Cell reception in the area is poor.
KTLA has a developing story and video here.
If you know someone driving in this area, let them know if you can get through. This is a life-threatening hazard.
I recall being “trapped” by an accident on I-95 near Philadelphia, which I wrote about July 6. But that is nothing compared to this.