Brush fire briefly shuts down southbound 405 in Long Beach

Long Beach firefighters, with an assist from Los Angeles County firefighters, knocked down a brush fire along the 405 Freeway Sunday evening.

The blaze that burned brush and trees along the 710 south of the transition with the southbound 405 Freeway was reported around 5 p.m., according to Long Beach Fire Department Capt. Jake Heflin

The fire temporarily shut down freeway lanes. A SigAlert was issued by the California Highway Patrol.

Heflin said the county fire units were released around 6:15 p.m.

The SigAlert was canceled and the freeway lanes cleared around 7:15 p.m., according to the CHP.

No injuries were reported, Heflin said. No estimate on acreage burned was immediately available.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

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