Brush Fire Backs Up Traffic on 57 Freeway Near Diamond Bar

A brush fire along the southbound Orange (57) Freeway was knocked down this morning before it could threaten homes near Diamond Bar. 

The fire, which was reported around 7:11 a.m. this morning, scorched about 13 acres before it was put out by responding firefighters. There were no reports of injury or damage to structures as a result of the fire. About 150 firefighters from multiple agencies responded to the blaze, with an assist from helicopters providing water drops. 

Firefighters sent to the area had the flames under control in about an hour according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.  The fire was contained by 9 a.m., but crews remained on scene dousing hot spots. 

Two southbound lanes of the freeway were blocked to accommodate the firefighting efforts. 

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