Los Angeles: Large bushfire burning alongside Freeway 118 in Granada Hills paralyzes several lanes; 2. Fire Burns at Porter Ranch –

GRANADA HILLS, Los Angeles (KABC) — Crews battled two bushfires burning alongside the 118 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley on Friday night, including one that burned dangerously near homes.

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

Motorists should expect delays and seek alternative routes.

The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. According to officials, at least one hectare was burned.

AIR7HD filmed a resident pulling out a hose and watering a tree next to his home while flames burned across the street.

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

The agency also reported a second bushfire burning adjacent to the 118 Freeway and Reseda Boulevard at Porter Ranch. The fire broke out just after 8:30 p.m

It took about an hour and 74 firefighters to stop the fire from advancing at Porter Ranch, LAFD said. No structures were damaged.

Officials do not currently believe the two fires are related.

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

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fires is under investigation.

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