Update: Firefighters gain upper hand against Calabasas fire
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) – Firefighters have gained control of a brush fire in a wealthy enclave northwest of Los Angeles that forced closure of several lanes of U.S. 101.
County fire officials say the fire, which was sparked by a car fire on the side of the road Sunday afternoon, spread uphill and burned 50 acres. The fire was near a condominium complex.
The California Highway Patrol shut down several westbound lanes of the freeway, and off-ramp to Las Virgenes Road, for about two hours. The closures caused traffic to back up for miles.
Calabasas is home to several gated communities.