Brush fire blocks traffic on key LA freeway - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Brush fire blocks traffic on key LA freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP/KTTV) - A 15-acre brush fire shut down parts of a Los Angeles area freeway early Saturday afternoon, stopping traffic in both directions on Interstate 5 near Newhall Pass.

City News Service reported that three fire agencies using bulldozers, air support and ground crews were battling the afternoon blaze on a hillside north of the junction of Interstate 5 and Interstate 14.

The news service says the flames had jumped to the west of the 5, blocking traffic on both freeways. All closures were lifted a few hours later.

Winds gusting to 65 mph were reported at 1:30 p.m. five miles southeast of the fire.

Hot, dry Santa Ana winds prompted red flag fire danger alerts through Sunday for much of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

  • Los Angeles & SoCal NewsLos Angeles & SoCal NewsMore>>

  • Four Dead In Labor Day Multiple Shootings

    Four Dead In Labor Day Multiple Shootings

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:30:53 GMT
    At least four people were killed in South Los Angeles in a series of Labor Day shootings that also left several victims wounded, police said today.
    At least four people were killed in South Los Angeles in a series of Labor Day shootings that also left several victims wounded, police said today.
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Need To Make Sure People Have Enough To Spend For The Economy

    Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Need To Make Sure People Have Enough To Spend For The Economy

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:23:16 GMT
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Garcetti on Monday announced a proposal hike from the current $9 per hour to $13.25 in 2017.
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Garcetti on Monday announced a proposal hike from the current $9 per hour to $13.25 in 2017.
  • Actor Jason Patric Resumes Controversial Child Custody Trial

    Actor Jason Patric Resumes Controversial Child Custody Trial

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:17:58 GMT
    Jason Patric, Actor, Activist and Founder of 'Stand Up for Gus', returned to court on Tuesday, September 2 to resume the trial that was erroneously aborted by the prior trial judge and directed to take place by the Court of Appeal, which was ruled in Jason's favor.
    Jason Patric, Actor, Activist and Founder of 'Stand Up for Gus', returned to court on Tuesday, September 2 to resume the trial that was erroneously aborted by the prior trial judge and directed to take place by the Court of Appeal, which was ruled in Jason's favor.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices