Los Angeles Firefighters Put Out Several Spot Fires Burning Along 118 Freeway Near Pacoima
Los Angeles firefighters Monday evening put out several small spot fires that were burning along the 118 Freeway in the Pacoima area, officials said.
The incident was reported about 5:35 p.m. along the eastbound side of the highway near Paxton Street and the fires were out in just under an hour.
The blazes were burning near homes in the area, but no structures were damaged, fire department officials said.
Firefighters were battling the flames along the highway and three lanes of the freeway were closed. Traffic on the highway and surface streets appeared to be impacted during the firefight, aerial video from Sky5 showed.
Residents in the nearby homes were helping firefighters battle the flames with shovels and water hoses, aerial video showed. No injuries were reported during the incident. Arson investigators were working to determine the cause of the blazes, according to the fire department.
Another blaze appeared to be burning near the Glenoaks Boulevard and Osborne Street area, according to the California Highway Patrol.