Firefighters put out brush fire near the 110 freeway in Highland Park

A brush fire burned about 5 acres in the Arroyo Seco area of ​​Highland Park before firefighters brought the blaze under control on Friday night.

The fire started near 368 S. Avenue 60 in moderate to heavy brush, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert shortly before 10 p.m.

Flames and smoke are seen near the 110 freeway in a video posted on Twitter by motorists. Horse stables were nearby, one user said.

A map of Northeast Los Angeles shows where a brush fire was burning near the 110 freeway in Highland Park

According to the fire department, around 100 LAFD firefighters brought the fire under control in about one hour and 15 minutes. TV news footage showed most of the fires were extinguished after 11 p.m.

The LAFD said firefighters would continue to strengthen control lines and flush out any hot spots or smoldering debris. No one was reported to be injured.

The LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Gold Line service between Highland Park and South Pasadena was discontinued and replaced with shuttle buses because the fire was burning close to the tracks.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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