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Brush fire breaks out near 170

August 3, 2009 11:57:33 PM PDT
A brush fire broke out near State Route 170 in the North Hollywood area Monday evening.Fire officials say the fire burned about two acres.

Officials say the burning palm trees created dense, black smoke that was visible for miles.

The fire was knocked out in about half an hour.

The Sherman Way exit was temporarily closed and freeway traffic was slowed.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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