Small brush fires temporarily shut down Carbon Canyon Road in Brea, Chino Hills

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Firefighters doused a pair of small brush fires that erupted in Carbon Canyon near the border of Orange and San Bernardino counties on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Both sides of Carbon Canyon Road were closed by about 5 p.m. following the fires, according to officials from the city of Brea and the Chino Valley Fire Department.

The route was shut down for about an hour as firefighters from both the Brea and Chino Valley fire departments went to work. By around 6:05 p.m., the road was reopened in both directions.

Officials from Brea said the fires were contained to less than one acre.

Flames broke out in two distinct locations, said Sgt. Chris Haddad of the Brea Police Department — one fire was located on the west side of the county border in Brea, and the other was on the east side of the line in Chino Hills.

Haddad said the pattern was consistent with a fire started by exhaust from an engine.

The California Highway Patrol had been called in to assist with traffic control in the area.