Firefighters respond to brush fire near Vista Del Lago

The Vista Fire burns light grass along Interstate 5 near Vista Del Lago on July 21, 2017. Photo courtesy of Sharon Talens Sushinsky/Facebook

UPDATED 6:45 p.m.

Battlion Chief No. 6 reports forward progression has been stopped on the Vista Fire. The fire is holding at three acres.

UPDATED 6:32 p.m.

Two fire helicopters have been released from the Vista Fire. Lane No. 4 of Interstate 5 will be closed for approximately three to four hours, per the CHP Traffic Incident Information page.

UPDATED 6:17 p.m.

All lanes of Interstate 5 have been requested to be shut down, per the CHP Traffic Incident Information page. The request was downgraded to encompass lanes No. 3 and 4.
Just as many are going home for the weekend, firefighters were dispatched to a brush fire near Vista Del Lago burning near the northbound lanes of Interstate 5.

UPDATED 6:11 p.m.

The brush fire was first reported shortly after 5:45 p.m. and was reported to have burned about three acres shortly after 6 p.m.

“We have a small brush fire moving in moderate winds through grass and brush,” a captain with the Los Angeles County Fire Department told The Signal.

This story is breaking and will be updated as more information is received and vetted.

This post was last modified on July 21, 2017, 6:50 pm

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