Firefighters had a brush fire 75% contained this evening, which had been fueled by high winds that threatened the communities of Chatsworth and Porter Ranch and scorched an estimated seven acres of grass.
The fire which ignited near 11200 Porter Ranch Drive, south of the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway, was reported at 3:28 p.m., according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.
Firefighters have stopped the forward progress of the blaze, Humphrey said. The blaze was now 75% contained, he added.
The department dispatched 140 firefighters and used water drops in their battle to stop this fire, he said. Hand crews from Los Angeles County Fire Department and Angeles National Forest were assisting the LAFD.
A SigAlert was issued by the California Highway Patrol for the 118 Freeway, closing the off-ramps at Porter Ranch Drive because of the fire.
No structures were threatened and no injuries reported, he said.
The cause of the blaze remained under investigation.