Brush fire burns at least 2 acres along 210 Freeway in Sylmar

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Brush fire ignites along 210 Freeway in Sylmar
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A small brush fire burned through several acres off the 210 Freeway in Sylmar, authorities said.

SYLMAR, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters quickly stopped the spread of a small brush fire that burned through at least two acres off the 210 Freeway in Sylmar, authorities said.

The flames broke out Friday afternoon around 3:40 p.m. off of Yarnell Street, and was "moving into heavy timber off the freeway," according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire was initially pegged at two acres but firefighters on scene were reporting that it had burned several acres.

The fire was burning near a number of homes that were located on top a slight hill, but no structures were damaged. AIR7 HD was over the scene while residents hosed down their backyard as a precaution.

Los Angeles County firefighters were also on scene with a full brush response, said LAFD in a tweet.

The California Highway Patrol tweeted that one lane and the Roxford Street off-ramp on the westbound side of the freeway would be shut down for two hours.

DEVELOPING: This story will be updated as more information becomes available.