CASTAIC, California — Fire crews brought a 50-acre wildfire under control Tuesday after the blaze caused by a burning tractor-trailer north of Los Angeles slowed traffic on Interstate 5 to a crawl.
The fire that broke out Monday came under full control Tuesday evening, and the freeway has fully reopened, U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy said.
The blaze was sparked in hot weather and singed tinder-dry vegetation near Castaic. It slowed northbound traffic on I-5 during Monday evening's rush hour and briefly threatened a mobile home park before crews stopped its progress.
One lane of the interstate was closed until Tuesday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol said.
No damage or injuries were reported.
Soaring temperatures throughout the region, combined with scarce rainfall, combined to create high fire danger.
Elsewhere, firefighters were getting a handle on a 75-acre wildfire north of Fontana, in San Bernardino County, that downed some power lines. That fire was 95 percent contained, and full containment was expected Wednesday. No structures were threatened, and one firefighter suffered heat exhaustion.
About 20 miles northeast of downtown San Diego, a brush fire Monday near Barona Resort and Casino had consumed about 15 acres in 90-degree heat before firefighters contained it.