Videos Show Motorists Encountering Flames Along 91 Freeway During Canyon Fire

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As firefighters battled a fast-moving brush fire that was threatening homes in Corona, drivers on the 91 Freeway encountered a terrifying scene of flames along the side of the highway.

Traffic backs up along the 91 Freeway as the Canyon Fire burns in Corona on Sept. 25, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Traffic backs up along the 91 Freeway as the Canyon Fire burns in Corona on Sept. 25, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Motorists took dramatic videos of the flames as they raced up hillsides along the freeway.

The California Department of Transporation said on Twitter that it had closed several lanes on the freeway and that traffic was backed up about seven miles during peak commute hours.

Green River Road was closed at Palisades Drive, Serfas Club Drive and Paseo Grande. Residents not affected by evacuations may enter with identification.

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