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Firefighters work to put out a spot fire on the 5 and 14 freeway split Wednesday afternoon. | Photo: Lorena Mejia/The Signal.
Firefighters work to put out a spot fire on the 5 and 14 freeway split Wednesday afternoon. | Photo: Lorena Mejia/The Signal.

 

Firefighters already busy keeping a handle on a brush fire near The Master’s University Wednesday afternoon were alerted to a second fire down the road.

The second fire was determined 100% contained at less than one acre by 3:03 p.m., according to Sky Cornell, an inspector with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Two fire engines remained in the area to help prevent flare-ups.

The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert at 3:16 p.m. in the transition area of the northbound Interstate 5 and 14 freeways, where all lanes of the transition were closed for nearly 45 minutes.

Shortly before 2:30 p.m., the brush fire was reported near the northbound lanes of Highway 14, north of Interstate 5.

“This is an eighth of an acre on fire,” said Austin Bennett, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, said then.

This story has been updated from the original post.

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