Brush fire closes part of freeway interchange near Granada Hills

A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck moves quickly to scene. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
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Firefighters quickly gained control of a small brush fire that broke out near the northbound 5 and eastbound 210 freeway interchange Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 12:16 p.m. on the right shoulder of the 5 freeway in Granada Hills.

It took 46 firefighters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department 33 minutes to extinguish the 2-acre fire in light grass, according to Los Angeles Fire Department Public Service Officer Amy Bastman.

Officers with the California Highway Patrol shut down a portion of the northbound 5 to eastbound 210 freeway interchange to mitigate traffic during the incident, according to CHP Officer Josh Greengard.

Both ground crews and air response worked to gain control of the fire.  No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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