A brushfire that quickly grew to five acres threatened homes in the Porter Ranch area before firefighters slowed it down.
The fire was reported just before 3 p.m. in the 18600 block of West Rinaldi Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Nicholas Prange.
It was threatening “several homes,” Prange said. “Due to an aggressive ground and air attack by over 100 firefighters, the progress of the fire has been slowed, there are no evacuations in place and homes in the neighborhood above are no longer in immediate danger.”
Some 135 firefighters were assigned to the blaze, including at least 25 engines and five helicopters, he said.
Motorists were advised to avoid the area as fire equipment was blocking lanes on several streets, he said.