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.

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.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.


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