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Fiery pileups litter California highway

More than 60 cars and tractor-trailers crashed on Interstate 15 in a fiery series of pileups Thursday along fog-shrouded Cajon Pass. Two dozen people were reported injured.
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Drivers and passengers involved in a pileup on Interstate 15 along fog-shrouded Cajon Pass, stand next to wrecked vehicles near Oak Hills, Calif., April 1.James Quigg / Daily Press
/ Source: The Associated Press

More than 60 cars and tractor-trailers crashed on Interstate 15 in a fiery series of pileups Thursday along fog-shrouded Cajon Pass. Two dozen people were reported injured.

Five vehicles were engulfed in flames and several trucks jackknifed.

The accidents closed the northbound lanes of the freeway, the main road between Los Angeles to Las Vegas, for hours.

About 66 cars were involved in at least four accidents along a two-mile stretch, fire spokeswoman Tracy Martinez said.

The victims suffered minor to moderate injuries; none appeared life-threatening, Martinez said. Seven people were taken to hospitals, she said.

“It’s a miracle that we don’t have more major injuries,” she said.