UPDATE: Portion of Garden Highway reopens after parkway fire contained

A portion of the Garden Highway in South Natomas has reopened after firefighters battled a blaze on the American River Parkway near Northgate Boulevard in Sacramento.

The highway was closed between Northgate Boulevard and Truxel Road for about two hours as firefighters worked to contain a 1 1/2-acre fire that burned thick brush and trees, according to the Sacramento Fire Department.