It took less than 50 minutes for firefighters on the ground and in the air to put out a 10-acre brushfire along the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway in Chatsworth Saturday afternoon.
The fire was reported at 3:31 p.m. along the westbound 118 Freeway at De Soto Avenue, described as one acre in light to medium brush, said the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Margaret Stewart.
The fire was reported out at 4:18 p.m. and air resources were released, leaving firefighters on the ground to make sure to put out all hot spots, Stewart said. The burn area had grown to 10 acres.
No structures were damaged, no evacuations were ordered and no injuries were reported, she said.
The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert at about 3:30 p.m. shutting down the De Soto Avenue off-ramp from the westbound 118. It remained in effect during mop-up operations.