Brush fire erupts at Castaic Lake


A blaze that broke out near Castaic Lake shortly after 1:45 p.m. Saturday was quickly knocked down by fire crews.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department initially reported about a 1/2-acre of heavy brush on fire near Lake Hughes Road and Ridge Route Road on the western bank of the lower lagoon. Winds at the time were blowing from the southeast at 10-15 mph.

BREAKING: A brush fire broke out moments ago near Lake Hughes Road and Ridge Route Road. Here’s a shot of Copter 19 taking off at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital en route to take on fuel before heading to the fire.Updates:

Posted by Santa Clarita Valley Signal on Saturday, April 28, 2018

Numbers for the Castaic Fire were eventually revised to a 1/4-acre, according to Melanie Flores, Supervising Fire Dispatcher. Shortly after 2:10 p.m., air support was called off.

This is a breaking news story. The Signal will update as more information becomes available.

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