VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — 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.
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