A brush fire that grew to 39 acres forced the temporary closure of all eastbound lanes on the 91 Freeway in Corona on Wednesday.
The so-called Coal Fire started on the right shoulder of the freeway just before 1 p.m. and climbed up a hill, according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident log.
At 1:08 p.m., officials issued a SigAlert for all of the eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway just west of Green River Road (map), according to the CHP.
By about 2:45 p.m., traffic was moving a “regular” speeds, according to the Corona Fire Department. The blaze had grown to 39 acres west of the Orange-Riverside county line, according to a Fire Department Facebook post.
The fire was 40 percent contained by 8 p.m., the Anaheim Fire Department said on Twitter. Ninety firefighters would remain at the burned area overnight to monitor hot spots, according to the department.
No structures were threatened and no evacuations were ordered, fire officials said.
Agencies from Corona, Orange County, Cal Fire Riverside County, Anaheim, and the Forest Service worked to to stop the blaze.
KTLA’s John A. Moreno contributed to this report.
Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated which county line the fire occurred near. The story has been updated.