Traffic collision sparks spot fire on Highway 14

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Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a spot fire Friday evening on the northbound lanes of Highway 14, south of Agua Dulce Canyon Road, which was caused by a vehicle engulfed in flames.

At approximately 7 p.m., fire officials responded to reports of a vehicle fire as a result of a traffic collision that had spread to the surrounding brush, causing a 50-by-10-foot spot fire, according to Supervisor Cheryl Sims of the L.A. County Fire Department.

California Highway Patrol officials shut down the northbound carpool lane as a result, Sims said.

A SigAlert was issued at 7:23 p.m., also shutting down all southbound lanes for 45 minutes due to the collision, according to a social media post via CHP.

The fire was reported “under control” at 7:40 p.m., per fire officials.

Just after 8 p.m., the SigAlert was canceled and the southbound lanes were reopened, according to CHP officials.

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