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Freeway fire cripples I-15 commute, threatens homes

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Last updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 AT 7:30 AM

Acres burned: 35 acres 
Containment: 60 percent
Location: Gopher Canyon Road near Interstate-15
Start date: August 8, 2016 
Cause: Under Investigation
Evacuations: N/A

Evacuation Shelter: N/A
Structures Destroyed: 0
Road closures: N/A
Twitter Hashtags: #GopherFire

DEER SPRINGS (CNS) - A pair of brush fires that blackened around three dozen acres alongside Interstate 15 in the Deer Springs area were 60 percent contained early Wednesday.
The fires erupted for unknown reasons roughly a half-mile apart on the west side of the freeway near Castle Creek Country Club about 3 p.m. Monday, according to Cal Fire. Fire crews have been working round-the-clock to extinguish the smoldering blazes.
The blazes, which moved to within about a quarter-mile of each other while scorching an estimated 35 combined acres, caused no reported structural damage or injuries, Cal Fire Capt. Issac Sanchez said.

The cause of the fires remained under investigation late this afternoon.


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