Firefighters snuff out ¼-acre brush fire Sunday Night

Firefighters respond to a small brush fire that broke out in the embankment between Sierra Highway and Highway 14 near the Placerita Canyon Road exit Sunday evening. May 31, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.
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Firefighters responded to reports of a brush fire near the Placerita Canyon Road exit of Highway 14 at around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervising Dispatcher Martin Rangel.

Firefighters respond to a small brush fire that broke out in the embankment between Sierra Highway and Highway 14 near the Placerita Canyon Road exit Sunday evening. May 31, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

The blaze scorched about a quarter-acre of dry vegetation located in the embankment between Highway 14 and Sierra Highway, Rangel confirmed.

Fire Department vehicles blocked all northbound traffic on Sierra Highway as crews worked to contain the small fire. 

Firefighters respond to a small brush fire that broke out in the embankment between Sierra Highway and Highway 14 near the Placerita Canyon Road exit Sunday evening. May 31, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Firefighters remained on the scene as of 10:30 p.m., said Rangel, adding that no aircraft were needed to assist firefighters on the ground.

The northbound lanes of Sierra Highway were reopened to traffic just after 10:40 p.m.

Firefighters respond to a small brush fire that broke out in the embankment between Sierra Highway and Highway 14 near the Placerita Canyon Road exit Sunday evening. May 31, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

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