VAN NUYS ( — A firefighter was injured Tuesday while battling a small brush fire underneath the San Diego (405) Freeway in the Van Nuys area, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to the freeway, near Saticoy Street, at about 4:40 a.m. and had the flames out in about an hour and 15 minutes, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury, LAFD officials said.

The freeway was closed in both directions while firefighters worked to douse the flames.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)


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