Brush Fire In Castaic 60 Percent Contained

CASTAIC (CBS) — A brush fire that scorched about 650 acres in Castaic was 60 percent contained on Saturday.

Firefighters hope to have the blaze, which was burning north of Parker Road, fully contained by noon.

Flames broke out about 1 p.m. Friday, prompting officials to shut down the northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway at Lake Hughes Road for about 7 hours as a precaution.

At the height of the fire, six helicopters and three air tanker planes dropped water and fire retardant on the flames.

Two right lanes of the freeway were re-opened by about 9 p.m. By midnight, the freeway was fully functional.

No word yet on what started the fire.


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