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Brushfire near I-5 out quickly

Posted: September 9, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: September 9, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

A brush fire sandwiched between the southbound and northbound lanes of Interstate 5 burned about five acres before it was extinguished Sunday, a Los Angeles County Fire Department official said.

Shortly before 1:30 p.m. Sunday, officers with the California Highway Patrol received reports from motorists of a brush fire near the northbound lanes of the interstate, just north of the CHP turnaround access road and about one mile south of Templin Highway, CHP reported.

Flames and smoke were visible from both sides of the freeway.

“It was in the middle of the interstate,” said Fire Department Supervisor Kyle Sanford, referring to the land between the south and northbound lanes of the freeway.

“It was near the paintball place but no structures were threatened,” he said.

Water-dumping Super Scoopers were pressed into action and, within two hours, the fire was completely knocked down, at least one firefighters reported.

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