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This was NOT the weekend for an Angeleno to take a Road Trip to Las Vegas.

A huge Brush Fire that has already in 4 short hours consumed over 3,500 acres of land across San Bernardino County in California has left drivers abandoning their cars on the Interstate 15.

The Interstate 15, which sees over 20 Million Travelers a year between Southern California and Vegas, is one of the most frequently used freeways on weekends, especially during the summer when today's party goers seek the resort and gaming town's multitudes amenities.

Eye witnesses report having seen flames start from the west side of the I-15 freeway and watched as the flames flew over the road, then starting the fire on the east side, only growing worse from there.

Freeway traffic has come to a halt as crowds of drivers abandoned their cars. At least 20 vehicles and 5 homes have already been destroyed by the fires, with many more in danger.

Firefighters are on the ground as Helicopters and a DC-10 are offering help by releasing fire retardant over the vehicles from above.

Let's hope everybody stays safe and the blaze is contained and LMNOLA will keep you informed on breaking developments.

One can't help but wonder about the meaning of fiery flames flying over freeways

Writer: Sid West, @lmnotweets (Twitter), lmnogram (Instagram), lmnola.com (Website)