Brush Fire Briefly Blocks Parts of Freeway in LA

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials have reopened a key freeway junction in the Los Angeles area that was shut down for 90 minutes by a brush fire.

City News Service reported Saturday that three fire agencies using bulldozers, air support and ground crews battled the afternoon blaze on a hillside north of the junction of Interstate 5 and Interstate 14 in the Newhall Pass.

The news service says the flames had jumped to the west of the 5, blocking traffic on both freeways.

Winds gusting to 65 mph were reported at 1:30 p.m. five miles southeast of the fire. The freeways were reopened at 2:15 p.m.

Several small brush fires have been breaking out amid hot, dry Santa Ana winds in Southern California this weekend. But crews have been able to control them.
______________

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A brush fire has shut down parts of a Los Angeles area freeway, stopping traffic in both directions on Interstate 5 near Newhall Pass.

City News Service reported Saturday that three fire agencies using bulldozers, air support and ground crews were battling the afternoon blaze on a hillside north of the junction of Interstate 5 and Interstate 14.

The news service says the flames had jumped to the west of the 5, blocking traffic on both freeways.

Winds gusting to 65 mph were reported at 1:30 p.m. five miles southeast of the fire.

Hot, dry Santa Ana winds prompted red flag fire danger alerts for much of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 226603221 - kolotv.com/a?a=226603221
Gray Television, Inc.