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Grass Fires Set off the 170 Fwy in North Hollywood

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There are "multiple grass fires" off the 170 Freeway near Oxnard in North Hollywood, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. A call at 1:19 p.m prompted firefighters to arrive on the southbound side of the freeway to find several spot fires, about a half acre in size when combined. "They're trying to the contain the fire quickly," spokesman Diana Igawa said. Traffic has slowed somewhat, but not come to a total stop, according to SigAlert, which reports the far right lane being closed. There is no major brush concern in the area.