Single-car crash over side of 118 Freeway sparks fire in Simi Valley hillsides

A brush fire burns in the hillsides of Simi Valley after a single-car crash on the side of the 118 Freeway sparked the blaze on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (KABC)

A car went over the side of the 118 Freeway in Simi Valley, sparking a small brush fire and snarling traffic Saturday night

The blaze was reported around 8:54 p.m., according to fire officials. The car went over the freeway between the Kuehner Drive and Rocky Peak exits.

The 2-acre fire moved up the hillside with light brush fueling it toward a rocky terrain. Two helicopters were called in to do water drops.

The fire was under control by 10:20 p.m. after several water drops.

Authorities said no one was injured, but it was unclear what caused the car crash.
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