Southern California highway authorities reopened a major freeway, Interstate 5, Sunday, September 12, after a nearby wildfire forced a closure earlier in the weekend.
READ MORE: A wildfire Saturday had led to the closure of a part of a major freeway in Southern California, officials told local media.
The fire, known as the Route Fire, reached 1.6 square kilometers, as of Saturday evening and forced the shutdown of a section of Interstate 5, the Angeles National Forest told KTLA-TV.
KTLA reported that the Route Fire is threatening structures, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Santa Clarita Valley station.
The fire was uncontained as of late Saturday, authorities said. The freeway was able to open on Sunday.