Crews gain control of brush fire burning in Santa Clarita, portion of 14 freeway closed
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (FOX 11) - Firefighters battled a brush fire along the northbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway near Newhall Avenue in Santa Clarita Monday afternoon.
The fire was reported shortly after 2 p.m. Crews from multiple agencies including the Los Angeles National Forest helped battle the blaze.
The California Highway Patrol says three traffic lanes on the northbound side had to be closed due to the brush fire and heavy smoke in the area.
All traffic lanes were opened as of 5:30 p.m.
With firefighters mounting an aggressive attack by air and ground, they were able to gain control of the fire within an hour.
The blaze scorched approximately two acres of light to medium brush, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
No structures were threatened and no injuries have been reported.
The fire, which remains under investigation, appears to have spread to nearby vegetation from a burning vehicle.