A brush fire in the Sepulveda Pass that has scorched at least 70 acres is backing up northbound traffic on the 405 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol and media reports.
ABC7 has reported that traffic on the northbound portion of the freeway was backed up as far as Los Angeles International Airport.
The CHP is asking commuters to circumvent the 405 by taking the 10 Freeway or the 101. "Stay off the 405 altogether," said CHP spokesman Vince Ramirez.
Closer to the fire, the north and southbound lanes of Sepulveda Boulevard are blocked by fire equipment and emergency personnel who need access.
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For coverage of the fire, go to Pacific Palisades Patch.
Patch editors Sara Fay, Jenna Chandler, Meredith Skrzypczak and Kelly Hartog contributed to this story as did City News Service.