SHADOW HILLS (CBSLA) — Firefighters put out a 3-acre brush fire that burned along La Tuna Canyon Road in Shadow Hills Monday afternoon.

Aerial fire crews were making water drops to get control of the 5-acre La Tuna Canyon fire Monday afternoon. (CBSLA)

While the fire was burning, La Tuna Canyon Road, south of the 210 Freeway, was closed. But the road reopened at about 8 p.m. in both directions.

Shortly after 4 p.m., fire officials said forward progress of the fire had been stopped after about one hour. Fire crews from the Los Angeles Fire Department, L.A. County Fire Department and the Angeles National Forest assisted in the firefight. LAFD personnel were expected to remain on scene overnight to stop any potential flare-ups.

The fire had been burning in a medium-to-heavy brush area about a half mile south of the 210 Freeway with potential for triple-digit acreage.

There were no civilian injuries, no structures damaged and no need for evacuation — though two firefighters suffered non-life threatening injuries. One returned to duty after being treated on scene and the other was taken to a local hospital.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.


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