Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters extinguished a blaze southbound Interstate 5 of Calgrove Boulevard that caused freeway lanes to close Saturday afternoon.
Firefighters first responded to a vegetation fire around 2:30 p.m., after receiving reports of smoke showing in the area.
“The fire is a quarter-acre,” said county Fire spokesman Bernard Peters around 2:45 p.m. and confirmed that the brush fire was moving uphill towards the freeway with light to medium fuels.
By around 2:55 p.m., firefighters held the fire at a half-acre and remained in the area for clean up, said Peters. No structure was believed to be threatened in the area, he added.
As a result of the fire, three southbound lanes of the 5 freeway had temporarily closed.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, said Peters.