Smoke from a small blaze next to the southbound 110 climbs in the sky above Cypress Park. Photo by Martha Benedict
A pair of small fires broke out this afternoon in Cypress Park near the junction of the 5 and 110 Freeways. It took 46 firefighters about 30 minutes to knock down a small, one-acre vegetation fire, according to the LAFD. Meanwhile, firefighters also snuffed out a second “spot blaze” that broke out nearby Traffic was backed up on the southbound 110 but no injuries were reported or structures damaged, according to LAFD. Martha Benedict snapped the photo above of the fire burning near the southbound 110. While LAFD reported that one of the fires broke out along the 5 Freeway near Stadium Way, Benedict, who was driving in the area at the time, said both fires appeared to be located next to the southbound 110.