Firefighters extinguish Castaic brush fire in 15 minutes

A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck moves quickly to scene. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Firefighters showed their skill and expertise when they extinguished a brush fire near Castaic Lake in approximately 15 minutes. Named the “Lake Fire,” the brush fire broke out on North Lake Hughes Road and North Ridge Route Road at 2:35 p.m.  Firefighters were on scene about one minute later. The call initially came in with a fire in a 20 by 20 spot, but was later increased to a 100 by 100 spot, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Firefighters were able to contain the brush fire at its larger size and draw a line around the flames at 2:50 p.m. No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened as a result of the fire. 661-287-5575 On Twitter as @_ChristinaCox_


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Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.