SYLMAR (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Fire Department crews battled a brush fire Tuesday night in Sylmar.
According to the department, the blaze started at about 7:47 p.m. and appeared to be centered in a nursery on the northbound side of the 210 freeway with extension to the southbound side of the freeway.READ MORE: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Fall Below 400 In Riverside, San Bernardino Counties
The department said fire crews were making “good progress” as of 8:30 p.m. and had released air resources following multiple water drops.
Shortly after 9 p.m., fire crews were able to stop all forward progress of the blaze.
Crews were able to defend all nearby structures from damage and no injuries were reported.READ MORE: OC Receives More Than 83,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In Single Day
The fire was the latest in a series seen as a Santa Ana wind event battered the area Tuesday, causing destruction across the Southland as trees were ripped from the ground.
“My neighbor heard a crack, and he says, ‘I think a branch fell down from my tree,'” one man said. “As you can see, that’s not a branch.”Stretch Of 5 Freeway In Norwalk Area To Close During Construction
According to Southern California Edison, power has been shut off to approximately 67,000 customers. A spokesperson said it would be restored as soon as the wind and the risk diminsh.