The Signal

Brush fire reported in Newhall

- By Caleb Lunetta Signal Senior Staff Writer

A brush fire was reported in the Newhall Pass on Monday, resulting in a quick response from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire, dubbed the #FoothillIC, was first reported at 4:27 p.m. on Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Highway, according to Amanda Morales, a spokeswoma­n for the Fire Department.

At approximat­ely 4:50 p.m., forward progress was stopped at a quarter-acre, but a handful of small spots remained for the onthe-scene personnel to extinguish.

No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported, according to officials.

As a result of the fire being on a hillside near the Sierra Highway offramp, the truck route on the southbound side of Interstate 5 was closed temporaril­y.

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