EASTVALE, Calif. (KABC) -- A brush fire broke out in Eastvale Thursday morning as strong Santa Ana winds whipped across the region.
The blaze, dubbed the Landon Fire, was reported around 5:30 a.m. just off the northbound 15 Freeway at Bellegrave Avenue, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. It appears the fire started in a field with light fuel.
All northbound lanes were shut down as winds blew a thick stream of smoke across the freeway, severely reducing visibility for drivers.
At one point, there were concerns that the winds would carry the smoke and embers to nearby homes, but crews quickly got a handle on the flames. The forward rate of spread was stopped at 8 acres.
However, firefighters remained at the scene hours later to put out hot spots.
"Especially with these winds, we want to make sure that there's no embers that fly and potentially start another fire," said April Newman with Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire.
No damage or injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was unknown.