POMONA (CBSLA) — Fire crews were battling a large brush fire on the hillside of the 57 Freeway near Temple Avenue Friday evening.

According to fire officials, the fire broke out at about 6:30 p.m. in an area of brush adjacent to the northbound lanes of the freeway at Pomona Road.

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In response to the growing fire, the Pomona Police Department closed Pomona Road in both directions and encouraged people to find alternate routes.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department declared a second alarm fire at about 7:30 p.m. as the blaze grew to six acres.

By 8:20 p.m., fire officials said crews had stopped the forward movement of the blaze, which had grown to 25 acres.

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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.