Firefighter injured battling brush fire in Santa Susana Pass

PORTER RANCH, Calif. (KABC) -- A firefighter suffered minor injuries while battling a fast-moving brush fire Thursday afternoon in the Santa Susana Pass, just west of Porter Ranch.

The fire broke out along the 118 Freeway at Topanga Canyon Boulevard at about noon and spread uphill to nearby Rocky Peak, burning four acres.

Two of the westbound lanes of the 118 Freeway were temporarily closed, but the fire never posed a threat to buildings or roadways.

A total of about 100 firefighters knocked down the fire in about an hour. No evacuations were ordered.

The injured firefighter was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to Los Angeles County fire Inspector Randall Wright.

City News Service contributed to this report.
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