UPDATE: four-acre Castaic fire extinguished

A Los Angeles County firefighter investigates a car wreck suspected of igniting a three-acre brush fire in Castaic Saturday afternoon. Austin Westfall/The Signal
Three fire department helicopters and seven fire engines responded to a brush fire that broke out in Castaic near Ridge Route Road and Pine Crest Place Saturday afternoon. The blaze burned four acres of brush landscape by 2:02 p.m. near Interstate 5 about a mile south from Warped Paintball Park. The fire was reported at 1:20 p.m. and all forward progress was stopped by 2:02 p.m. The fire was completely contained by 2:24 p.m., according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.
A helicopter drops water after a fire burned three acres of brush in Castaic Saturday afternoon. Austin Westfall/The Signal
A helicopter drops water after a fire burned three acres of brush in Castaic Saturday afternoon. Austin Westfall/The Signal
At the time the fire broke out, winds speeds in the area were recorded at two to three miles per hour. “They have a full brush fire assignment,” said L.A. County Fire Supervising Dispatcher Cheryl Sims. “We don’t expect it to spread.”
A Los Angeles County firefighter investigates a car wreck suspected of igniting a three-acre brush fire in Castaic Saturday afternoon. Austin Westfall/The Signal
A Los Angeles County firefighter walks through the scene of a three-acre brush fire in Castaic Saturday afternoon. Austin Westfall/The Signal
No structures were threatened by the blaze which was apparently ignited from a vehicle collision. Five patients were assessed for injuries sustained in the crash. Four people were eventually transported to a hospital.

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