Santa Susana Pass Brush Fire

LAFD and VCFD Firefighters were able to contain a small brush fire that sparked along the 118 Freeway near Chatsworth on Tuesday.

The flames broke out around 6:30 p.m. near 10800 North Santa Susana Pass Road, just outside the northwest corner of Chatsworth city limits, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert. It was being dubbed the Rocky Peak Fire.

The fire spread to about 3 acres within an hour.

Aerial video showed a rocky hillside smoking heavily beneath a housing development, but officials said no structures were immediately threatened.

Measures had been taken to protect the homes, the Fire Department said.

The flames were burning uphill in medium brush and being driven by topography, firefighters said.

Just about 100 LAFD firefighters were at the scene, and personnel from the Los Angeles County and Ventura County fire departments responded to assist aswell

No injuries were reported.

LAPD also responded to the area to perform traffic control.

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Update Contained #BrushFire; INC#1343; 6:37 PM; 10800 N Santa Susana Pass Rd; http://bit.ly/2MrrNX0; #Chatsworth; #RockyPeakFire forward progression has been stopped within the 3-acre medium density brush fire by 95 LAFD … http://tinyurl.com/y784ls6y