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.

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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.

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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.

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Drivers were advised to pay attention on the road as many emergency vehicles were responding to assist.