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.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)


Leave a Reply