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Fire shuts I-5 N lanes near Newhall Pass

A brush fire has erupted off the 5 Freeway near Weldon Canyon and all lanes of northbound traffic have been shut down.

August 4, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A brush fire erupted off the 5 Freeway near Weldon Canyon Road and shut several northbound lanes for hours.

The fire was reported around 11:40 a.m. with initial reports saying that cars were driving straight through flames.

All northbound lanes were closed while county and city firefighters battled the blaze from the ground.

Three lanes were reopened by around 1:15 p.m.

The acreage estimate was not immediately available.


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