Brush fire forces lane closures on Highway 57 in San Dimas


A 1.5-acre brush fire in San Dimas forced the closure of two southbound lanes of traffic on Highway 57 on Friday, according to fire and police authorities.

The fire was reported about 1:15 p.m. near the Via Verde Avenue exit and Los Angeles County firefighters were on the scene less than 10 minutes later, county fire inspector Richie Licon said.

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The California Highway Patrol has closed the two far right lanes on southbound Highway 57, according to a Twitter post.

The fire is currently “creeping” westward up a hill and no structures are threatened, Licon said. The Los Angeles Fire Department is assisting, he said.

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