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Lanes Reopened on 101 Fwy in Calabasas; Fire 50% Contained


A brush fire burned near the 101 Freeway and several homes in Calabasas.

CALABASAS, Calif. (KTLA) — All lanes on Highway 101 in Calabasas were reopened Sunday evening after a car fire spread into nearby brush, authorities said.

The fire was reported about 3 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Three westbound lanes were temporarily closed near Las Virgenes Road as fire crews worked to extinguish the blaze, the highway patrol said. No evacuations were in effect.

The fire has burned approximately 170 acres and was 50 percent contained, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

“Significant progress” was made by Super Scooper firefighting aircraft and ground crews that were on the scene, the Fire Department said in a statement.

Earlier, flames could be seen on a hill near several homes alongside the highway.