EAGLE ROCK (CBSLA.com) — Crews made quick work of a small brush fire along the Ventura (134) Freeway in Eagle Rock on Tuesday.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports as many as 150 firefighters and three water-dropping helicopters were called in to surround the five-acre blaze near Figueroa Street around 11 a.m.

At one point, flames had spread up the hillside above the westbound side of the freeway before firefighters doused the fire just before noon.

Fire Asst. Chief Emile Mack, who was among the crews called in from L.A. City and County Fire, Glendale, and Pasadena, said homes were never in any real danger.

“The closest structure that we had was on the east side of the fire, it was about a quarter-mile away,” said Mack.

Three westbound freeway lanes were closed while crews put out the fire and mopped up the scene.

No one was injured and no structures were damaged.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)


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