Crews quickly gained an upper hand on a brush fire that threatened to jump the 57 Freeway in the Brea area on Wednesday afternoon.
The blaze was reported around noon off the northbound freeway lanes north of Tonner Canyon Road near the Los Angeles County line at Diamond Bar, according Brea city officials. It was under control at 16 acres by around 1:30 p.m., authorities said.
The northbound 57 Freeway was blocked at Tonner Canyon Road in Brea, while Brea Canyon Road in Diamond Bar was closed from Tonner Canyon Road. Three lanes were reopened by 2:30 p.m., while two others remained closed from the Lambert Road on-ramp to just north of the Brea Canyon Road on-ramp.
By 5:45 p.m., all lanes had reopened, Caltrans said.
The flames broke out as strong winds pushed multiple fires across Southern California.
— Brea Police Dept (@BreaPD) October 30, 2019
FIRE ALERT UPDATE #2 10/30/19 1:15 p.m. Brea Cayon Road and 57 Freeway Fire currently contained at 5-7 acres. Firefighter crews using both ground and aerial resources to extinguish fire. Several lanes of NB 57 still closed. Starting to reopen lanes on SR 57.
— City of Diamond Bar (@DiamondBarCity) October 30, 2019