NEWHALL (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters quickly got a handle on a small brush fire that broke out along the northbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in the Newhall area.
The fire was reported about 11:45 a.m. north of Sierra Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol. About three acres were scorched.READ MORE: Sigma Nu Fraternity At USC Suspends Member At Center Of Sexual Assault Allegations
The northbound 14 Freeway was closed about 12:25 p.m. for about 10 minutes as a precaution, but only two lanes remained blocked afterward as the firefighting effort continued.READ MORE: USC Places Sigma Nu Fraternity On Interim Suspension After Reports Of 'Possible Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assaults,' Students Protest In Support Of Victims
Four water-dropping helicopters assisted ground crews to keep the flames from spreading.
A red flag warning was issued for the valleys Friday through 6 p.m. The windy conditions seemed to whip up dust the National Weather Service said was linked to the recent Sand Fire.MORE NEWS: One Crew Member Killed, Second Wounded After Alec Baldwin Discharges Prop Gun On Movie Set In New Mexico
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