Los Angeles: Large Wildfire Along Highway 118 in Granada Hills Closes Multiple Lanes; Second fire at Porter Ranch

GRANADA HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) – Crews were battling two wildfires burning along Highway 118 in the San Fernando Valley Friday night, including one burning dangerously close to homes.

The California Highway Patrol closed several lanes on the east side of the freeway near Hayvenhurst Avenue in Granada Hills.

Drivers should expect delays and seek alternate routes. It is unknown how long the partial closure will last.

The fire broke out shortly before 9 p.m. At least one acre was burned, according to authorities.

AIR7HD captured a resident on a roof with a hose outside, watering a tree next to his house making sure no embers set his roof on fire.

Despite 10 mph winds, dozens of firefighters were able to stop the Granada Hills Fire from advancing within an hour, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The agency also reported a second wildfire adjacent to the 118 Freeway and Reseda Boulevard in Porter Ranch. That fire broke out shortly after 8:30 p.m.

It took about an hour and 74 firefighters to stop the Porter Ranch Fire from advancing, the LAFD said. No structure was damaged.

Authorities do not believe at this time that the two fires are related.

Firefighters will remain at the scene of both fires to “continue containment and review,” officials said.

No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fires is under investigation.

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