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Firefighters Respond to Two Brush Fires Along 210 Freeway

At approximately 7:50 a.m. on Thursday, May 02, 2013, Rancho Cucamonga firefighters responded to a reported vegetation fire at the intersection of the 210 and 15 freeways in Rancho Cucamonga.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a small brush fire along the westbound 210 freeway transition to the southbound 15 freeway.   Crews were able to quickly contain the fire at a quarter acre even though winds were estimated at 20-30 mph in the area.  As a result one lane of the 210 freeway was briefly closed for emergency vehicles at the incident.  Fire crews from Rancho Cucamonga were joined by San Bernardino County Fire units stationed in Fontana for a total of three engines, one truck company and one water tender at the incident.

Just minutes after the report of that brush fire, an additional vegetation fire was reported along the 210 freeway at Day Creek Blvd.  One fire engine was able to quickly douse the spot fire on the freeway shoulder.  No injuries were reported in either incident. 

Due to the hot, dry conditions, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning that will remain in effect through Friday.  Additionally there is a High Wind Warning in effect until 6 p.m. this evening for the Inland Empire, with winds expected at 20-30 mph.