Photo by John Schreiber.

County firefighters stopped a brushfire that started with sparks from a vehicle fire Sunday evening and charred between one-quarter and one- half acre of brush in Sylmar where the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway intersects with the Golden State (5) Freeway, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire was first reported at 8:14 p.m., said county fire Dispatch Supervisor Jeremy Stafford.

“It was moving uphill very slowly and there was no wind where it was burning,” Stafford said. “It was a low rate of spread.”

The county fire department sent about 50 firefighters to the scene, Stafford said. The burn was stopped at 8:42 p.m., he added.

Los Angeles Fire Department also sent about 40 people to assist county firefighters under the mutual aid agreement, fire department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.

“Our fire fighters ended up not doing anything there because the county had the fire in hand,” Humphrey added.

No injuries were reported.

—City News Service

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