UPDATE: Castaic fire has been knocked down

A 10-acre fire burns in Castaic on Saturday. Samie Gebers/The Signal
UPDATE 4:45 p.m. Sunday Officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed that the blaze has burned 25 acres and is 95 percent contained. UPDATE 12:20 p.m. Sunday The fire is out, and a strike team is currently on scene to ensure that there are no flare-ups, according to a firefighter with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.Knock down is knocking down all the active flames,” he said. “That was at about 6 p.m. yesterday.”

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UPDATE 7:25 p.m. Saturday Forward progress of the fire has been stopped. The fire has burned 20-25 acres and is at 30 percent containment, according to the latest update given by Los Angeles County Fire officials.

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UPDATE 6:30 p.m. Saturday The fire has burned approximately 20-25 acres, with 30 percent containment. The SB Interstate 5 has been reopened. All aircraft have been released from the fire. Units will remain on scene all night, overnight, and tomorrow.

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UPDATE 6 p.m. Saturday All lanes of the SB Interstate 5 are blocked at Highway 138. The number four lane of the Northbound Interstate 5 is blocked north of Lake Hughes Road. Traffic on the Southbound Interstate 5 is backed up to Gorman. The fire has burned at least 20 acres in Castaic.

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UPDATE: 5:40 p.m. Saturday Twenty acres is reported to have burned in the fire. The fire is at 5 percent containment. Some inmate firefighters have suffered from heat exhaustion. “We have some inmates with heat exhaustion,” said Supervisor Art Marrujo with L.A. County Fire. All lanes of the SB Interstate 5 are blocked at Highway 138. The number four lane of the Northbound Interstate 5 is blocked north of Lake Hughes Road. Traffic on the Southbound Interstate 5 is backed up to Gorman. The fire is burning between the north and south lanes of the 5 Freeway in Marple Canyon. Power lines are impacted.

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UPDATE: 4: 20 p.m. Saturday Multiple water-dropping helicopters are trying to extinguish a fire near Lake Hughes Road in Castaic that has burned 10 acres as of 4:20 p.m. on Saturday. The fire is at no containment as of 4:20 p.m. according to the L.A. County Fire Department. It is burning in light to medium brush. Angeles National Forest fire crews joined Los Angeles County Fire crews for two first alarm responses. At least three helicopters are on the scene, getting water from the lower Castaic Lake to put out the flames. The fire was reported around 3:38 p.m.   Samie Gebers contributed to this report.
A California Highway Patrol officer looks at a fire burn in Castaic on Saturday. Samie Gebers/The Signal
A helicopter drops water on a fire in Castaic on Saturday. Samie Gebers/The Signal

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