Victorville brush fire backs traffic up for miles on 15 Freeway

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (KABC) -- A small brush fire along the 15 Freeway in Victorville caused big headaches for drivers Thursday evening.

The fire broke out near Palmdale and Mariposa roads by the 15 Freeway before 4:30 p.m.

Firefighters with the San Bernardino County Fire Department were able to contain the blaze to 4 acres.

As crews battled the fire, the 15 Freeway heading northbound was closed at the Palmdale exit.

Traffic could be seen backed up for miles down the 15 Freeway as the California Highway Patrol blocked off the freeway.

The freeway was partially reopened just after 6 p.m.
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