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Updated: 210 Freeway Brush Fire Extinguished

A one-acre brush fire broke out in a grassy area alongside the 210 Freeway. Firefighters are working to put it out.

Update 3 p.m: The fire was contained as of 1:47 p.m. acording to Inspector Tony Imbrenda of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.  There are still firefighters at the scene "mopping up" but no danger of the fire spreading further, Imbrenda added.

There are also investigators on the scene attempting to figure out the cause of the fire, according to Imbrenda.

A jeep nearby the scene of the fire appeared to have been damaged by the blaze, according to a Patch reporter at the scene.  Imbrenda, however, said he did not have any information about a damaged vehicle.  

A CHP log update as of 2:06 p.m. indicates that lane closures will continue through 4 p.m.

Original: A one-acre brush fire has broken out on the 210 Freeway nearby the Pennsylvania Avenue in La Crescenta, according to Inspector Brian Riley of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire was reported at 12:55 p.m.  As of 1:35 p.m. firefighters were at the scene working on putting it out, Riley said.

He said firefighters on scene had not requested back-up and said he does not anticipate it to be a serious problem.

Traffic in the area is likely to be slow for westbound commuters at least through 2:10 p.m. as the California Highway Patrol has closed the right two lanes, according to their log.

Lisa August 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM
3:25 PM 24 [67] AFFIRM// SIG ALERT STILL IN EFFECT [Shared]
D. Redlus August 28, 2012 at 11:29 PM
A fire anywhere on the 210 freeway is a serious big deal, its very windy and it can very easily turn into another "Station Fire" on the south side of the 210 the "Verdugo Mountains" are very dry. This fire was probably started by another extremely selfish smoker who doesn't think that their smoking hurts anyone. Their all wrong. People who smoke litter smoldering lit cigarettes without any regard for the damage and potential loss of life that they cause.
Ellen Zunino August 29, 2012 at 01:54 AM
I usually have a pen and paper close by when I drive and will write down the license # of cars I see things being thrown from.
Leslie M Wilkins August 29, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Ellen: I'm not sure I would admit to writing anything while driving even with the best intentions. Granted our new laws are meant for cell phones,both speaking and texting, but isn't writing just a primitive form of texting?
Ellen Zunino August 29, 2012 at 10:06 PM
I have a small car - a Civic - so, without taking my eyes off the road I just reach over and write down the license number - and maybe a few letters representing the make and model of car if I can tell what it is. What's written would never receive a neatness award but it's usually legible. (The only time my phone has ever been out of my purse, out of its case and turned on in my car was during the first week of December when the electricity was out and I needed to charge the phone.)

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