Firefighters handle brush fire on side of Highway 14

Los Angeles County firefighters battle a car fire that spread to brush on southbound State Route 14 near Golden Valley Road. Cory Rubin/The Signal

Fire Department officials handled a car fire that turned into a quarter-acre blaze on the side of Highway 14 in the southbound lanes, near Golden Valley Road, on Friday afternoon, according to county fire officials.

A blue sedan on the side of the road caught fire, which spread next to the nearby brush on the side of the road, according to Inspector Sky Cornell of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

“The call came in at 12:50 p.m., and it basically was a blue sedan on the southbound side of (Highway) 14 at Golden Valley,” Cornell said, adding that helicopters dropping water made short work of the incident.

Initial reports indicated the fire was at about a quarter-acre in size and moving uphill toward a retaining wall. No structures are threatened as of 1:30 p.m.

Full containment was reported at 1:39 p.m., according to Cornell.

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