Injury crash on California freeway sparks brushfire

Aug 2, 2015 2:20 PM

A crash on the main Southern California-to-Las Vegas road has injured two people - including a CHP officer- and sparked a 25-acre brushfire but no homes are threatened.

It happened Saturday afternoon in the Cajon Pass on Interstate 15 northeast of Los Angeles. The fire is 60 percent contained Saturday night and the road is open.

Della Miller tells KABC-TV she was on a charter bus heading to Las Vegas when a motorcycle cut in front and crashed.

A CHP officer tried to help the rider but an oxygen tank she was using exploded.

Miller says the officer had arm and face burns.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise ( ) says the biker was thrown and has major injuries.

A July 17 brushfire in the pass burned seven homes and dozens of cars.


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