CASTAIC (CBSLA) — A brush fire in the Castaic area grew Saturday from an initial three acres to 3,000 acres in a short time, authorities said. The “Charlie Fire” was at 10 percent containment as of Saturday night.
The fire was initially reported at 2:40 p.m. at 31050 Charlie Canyon Rd., according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Joey Marron.
The fire covered a few acres at the top of a ridge when firefighters arrived and sized it up at 2:44 p.m., Marron said. They quickly called for a second-alarm response of 120 firefighters aided by three helicopters and two super scooper fixed-wing aircraft, he said.
No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported.
The Combat Paintball Park was under evacuation Saturday afternoon as a precaution, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Saturday evening crews issued mandatory evacuation orders for about 20 homes in the San Francisquito Canyon area.
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