Fire Sparks on Hillside Off SR-125

By Monica Garske and Steven Luke
|  Monday, Jul 29, 2013  |  Updated 8:03 AM PDT
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Firefighters battled a brush fire along SR-125 Sunday that threatened nearby homes. This is video of firefighters trying to extinguish the flames.

Firefighters battled a brush fire along SR-125 Sunday that threatened nearby homes. This is video of firefighters trying to extinguish the flames.

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A brush fire sparked on a hillside near State Route 125 Sunday, officials confirmed.

The blaze began around 2 p.m. off southbound SR-125 just south of Spring Street after officials say a car caught on fire on the side of the roadway.

Flames quickly raced up the hillside, scorching approximately five acres of brush in the process. Smoke and flames could be seen stemming off the freeway, near surrounding homes.

The fire singed the side of one home, but no structures were seriously damaged.

Crews honed in on the fire by ground and air, making drops from a helicopter.

At 2:45 p.m., CHP officials temporarily closed off southbound SR-125 at Lemon Avenue while firefighters worked to battle the blaze.

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By 4:30 p.m., the firefighters had knocked down the fire and were mopping up hotspots.

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