Lanes Reopened After Small Brush Breaks Out at 5 and 14 Freeways in Santa Clarita

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A small brush fire broke out in the Newhall Pass at the 5 and 14 freeways on July 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

Fire crews were able to contain a small brush fire that broke out at the interchange of the 5 and 14 freeways in Santa Clarita just as the morning commute was getting underway on Tuesday.

The blaze broke out at the connector of the southbound 5 and westbound 14 freeways shortly after 6 a.m. after a big rig caught fire, according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident log.

Brush in the freeway interchange then caught fire.

Los Angeles County Fire crews arrived at the scene and quickly put the flames out, video from the scene showed.

A SigAlert was issued in the area shortly after 6:30 a.m., and was expected to be in effect for about 30 minutes, according to the incident log.

It was canceled shortly after 7 a.m., according to a CHP tweet.

Crews have not yet been able to locate the big rig that was reportedly on fire, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department supervisor Ed Picket.

KTLA’s Geoff Peters and Alberto Mendez contributed to this report.