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Amid gusting winds and red flag fire conditions, a brush fire scorched more than eight acres of vegetation Friday near the northbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in the Newhall area.

The fire was reported about 11:45 a.m. north of Sierra Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The northbound 14 Freeway was closed around 12:25 p.m. for about 10 minutes as a precaution, but only the two slow lanes remained blocked afterward as the firefighting effort continued.

Four water-dropping helicopters helped ground crews stop the fire’s spread and the blaze was under control by 2:40 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged.

All lanes of the freeway lanes were reopened by about 2:50 p.m., according to the CHP.

— City News Service

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