Brush Fire Erupts Near Homes In Castaic

CASTAIC (CBSLA.com) — A brush fire burning dangerously close to homes has erupted near San Francisquito Canyon in Castaic.

Aerial footage showed a wall of fire “making a run” up a hillside through medium brush. Winds were pushing the fire into heavier brush, according to SKY9’s Stu Mundel.

Mundel reported that the estimated 60-acre fire was burning right up against a residence underneath San Francisquito Canyon. That structure, however, was not burned.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department has dispatched at least three water-dropping helicopter. The California Department Of Forestry dispatched a fixed-wing aircraft, as well.

“Structure protection is the word of the moment. They are actually starting to call in units for that structure protection,” Mundel said.

The fire was burning south of where the so-called Powerhouse Fire had erupted earlier this season. San Francisquito Canyon was closed during the firefight.

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