CASTAIC (CBSLA) — Flames erupted in Castaic Thursday afternoon as multiple brush fires sparked through Southern California.
The brush fire was said to have started near the northbound 5 Freeway and Lake Hughes Road near Castaic.READ MORE: Deputies Seek Missing Man With Dementia Last Seen In East Compton Area
The approximately 20-acre fire burned at a rapid rate of spread burning at least one home and threatening others.
Views from SKY2 showed the roof of multiple homes burning.READ MORE: Police Say No Evidence Of Foul Play In Deaths Of 2 At Base Of Cliff In San Pedro
There were initial reports that the fire was heading toward Castaic High School.
The 5 Freeway was closed at Hasley Canyon with drivers diverted to 126 westbound to the 101 Freeway as an alternate route. The 5 Freeway has since reopened.
The fires in Castaic and Val Verde were reported to be contained, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Santa Clarita Valley Station reported around 6 p.m.
Deputies were leaving the Castaic area to assist with the Tick Fire in Canyon Country.MORE NEWS: Newsom Predicts Fans Will Be Allowed In The Stands For MLB Opening Day
Drivers were advised to pay attention on the road as many emergency vehicles were responding to assist.