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I-15 near Victorville reopens after bridge fire

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David Pardo / The Victor Valley Daily Press / AP

The construction site of the Ranchero Interchange Bridge at Interstate 15 was engulfed in flames Monday, May 5, 2014, in Hesperia, Calif. The California Highway Patrol’s Carlos Juarez says the bridge at Ranchero Road caught fire about 1:30 p.m., and I-15 was closed soon after because of falling debris.

Updated Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | 7:43 a.m.

Bridge Fire Closes I-15

The construction at Interstate 15 was engulfed in flames on Monday, May 5, 2014, in Hesperia, Calif. The California Highway Patrol's Carlos Juarez says the bridge at Ranchero Road caught fire at about 1:30 p.m. and Interstate 15 was closed soon after because of falling debris. Launch slideshow »

I-15 fire

HESPERIA, Calif. — All lanes of Interstate 15 in Hesperia have reopened after a fire on an overpass under construction.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the San Bernardino Council of Governments tweeted after 11:50 p.m. Tuesday that both directions were open.

The northbound lanes opened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The fire began Monday afternoon when a blowtorch being used to cut metal reinforcing bars ignited support timbers. Wind gusts up to 35 mph fanned the flames.

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