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Another day of winds and fire

October 28, 2008 | 10:17 am
We're back on fire watch this morning.

Several small brush fires broke out this morning around the Los Angeles area, causing traffic delays as portions of the 118 and 210 freeways were closed down.

A small brush fire near La Tuna Canyon Road forced the shutdown of a portion of the westbound Foothill Freeway.

Another brush fire in Simi Valley closed one lane of the 118 Freeway.

Firefighters responded to the small brush fire off the westbound 210 Freeway about 6:18 a.m., said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Ron Myers.

Officer Francisco Villalobos of the California Highway Patrol said all lanes on the freeway were closed at 6:40 a.m. as firefighters worked to put out the small blaze.

Firefighters were able to keep the fire to less than one acre, and it was fully contained by 6:57 a.m, Myers said. About 40 firefighters and two city fire helicopters responded, and the cause of the fire remained unknown, Myers said.

-- James Wagner and Ruben Vives