POMONA — Officials issued a Sig Alert for more than an hour on the eastbound 60 Freeway at the 71 Freeway Saturday afternoon as firefighters battled a brush fire that grew to three acres.
The blaze was believed to have begun as a car fire just after 3 p.m. along the side of the freeway that spread to nearby brush, Los Angeles County Fire Department Battalion Chief Rick Moreno said.
Nine engine crews, four hand crews and several water-dropping aircraft were immediately assigned to the fire, he added.
The blaze was declared extinguished at 4:15 p.m., officials said, though firefighters remained on scene in the late afternoon looking for hot spots and “mopping up” the scene.
No structures were immediately threatened by the fire, Moreno said.