Lanes Reopen After Brush Fire Closes NB 5

The road was closed just before Calgrove Boulevard

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010  |  Updated 1:13 PM PDT
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Lanes Reopen After Brush Fire Closes NB 5

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The northbound 5 Freeway was closed Wednesday in the Newhall Pass because of a fire. The road was closed near Calgrove Boulevard as crews worked to extinguish the blaze.

The fire was reported at about 11:30 a.m.  At least two lanes were reopened by 1 p.m.

Traffic backed up to near San Fernando Mission Boulevard, just north of the 118 Freeway.

At one point, vehicles were driving through smoke from the fire.

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