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.