Brush fire shuts down 15, 215 fwy interchange near Devore

A passing motorist caught the intense flames of a brush fire the erupted along the northbound 15 Freeway near Devore on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (www.instagram.com/miguel_aranda4)

Firefighters battled a small brush fire Saturday night that erupted along the northbound 15 Freeway in Devore, prompting a full closure at the 215 Freeway interchange.

The 20-acre blaze broke out around 10 p.m. and was moving at a moderate speed, according to authorities. It started along the freeway north of the Kenwood Avenue off-ramp.

By midnight, firefighters were able to reach 25 percent containment and reopened some lanes on the 15 Freeway.

Multiple agencies were working to knock down the fire.

Authorities said the fire was around the same area as the devastating Blue Cut Fire that charred thousands of acres and prompted thousands of evacuations.

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