Brush Fire Forced Shutdown Of 91 Freeway - KMSP-TV

Brush Fire Forced Shutdown Of 91 Freeway

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ANAHEIM (CNS) - A brush fire that scorched a power pole and threatened power lines and forced the shutdown of the Riverside (91) Freeway in both directions at Raymond Avenue this afternoon. Just before 1 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers closed the freeway near the city line of Anaheim and Fullerton because of the power line hazard, CHP Officer Denise Quesada said. The westbound lanes were reopened about 1:45 p.m., but the eastbound lanes remained closed as of 2 p.m.

There were no immediate reports of injuries, she said. The fire broke out about 12:30 p.m. on the hillsides next to the freeway, Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn said. The blaze was mostly on the south side of the freeway, though there are also "some issues" on the north side, Dunn said. Firefighters had the blaze under control just before 2 p.m., but were still battling hot spots, the lieutenant added.

No power lines were downed, but an electrical pole was damaged. No outages were reported, said Southern California Edison spokesman Robert Villegas. The flames threatened a mobile home park, which was evacuated, but residents were allowed to return just before 2 p.m., Dunn said.

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