UPDATE: Brush fire burns two acres near The Old Road in Newhall

A brush fire near the northbound 5 freeway and The Old Road broke out at 8:42 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Courtesy of Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station

A brush fire burned two acres near the northbound 5 freeway and The Old Road Tuesday morning.

Named the “Old Fire,” the brush fire broke out at 8:42 a.m. Tuesday in light grass and medium brush.

By 9:50 a.m., the fire was knocked down as crews began to mop up the incident.

Both air and ground crews from Los Angeles County Fire Department and Los Angeles City Fire Department worked to extinguish the flames as it moved uphill.

California Highway Patrol Officer Josh Greengard said officers closed parts of The Old Road between Weldon Canyon and Sierra Highway during the incident.  A Sig Alert was also issued for The Old Road due to the brush fire.

During the road closure, CHP diverted northbound traffic off of The Old Road to San Fernando Road from Sierra Highway.

No structures were threatened as a result of the brush fire.  The cause of the Old Fire is still under investigation.

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