UPDATE: Paradise Fire burns 5 to 7 acres near Templin Highway
A plane drops fire retardant along the perimeter of the Paradise Fire north of Castaic on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Rick McClure/For The Signal
By Jim Holt
Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Firefighters from both Los Angeles County and the Angeles National Forest service responded to a brush fire Thursday off of Interstate 5 near Templin Highway and, united, they snuffed the fire out within 75 minutes.

Inspector David Michel of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said reports of the brush fire — dubbed the Paradise Fire — were received at 3:09 p.m.

By 4:24 p.m., fire officials reported having stopped all “forward progress” of the fire.

Dozer Team 6 cuts a line around the perimeter of the Paradise Fire north of Castaic on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Rick McClure/For The Signal

Shortly after 3:10 p.m., the fire was described as “a half-acre fire moving through medium fuel (brush) at a moderate speed,” and 35 minutes later, described as having burned between 3 and 4 acres.

At 4:24 p.m., the fire was blamed for having burned between 5 and 7 acres.

Firefighting units from the county and the U.S. Forest Service deployed vehicles and manpower for a first alarm including the use of a couple of water-dropping helicopters.

No structures were reported as being threatened.

A Sikorsky Firehawk drops water on the Paradise Fire north of Castaic on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Rick McClure/For The Signal

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A plane drops fire retardant along the perimeter of the Paradise Fire north of Castaic on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Rick McClure/For The Signal

UPDATE: Paradise Fire burns 5 to 7 acres near Templin Highway

Firefighters from both Los Angeles County and the Angeles National Forest service responded to a brush fire Thursday off of Interstate 5 near Templin Highway and, united, they snuffed the fire out within 75 minutes.

Inspector David Michel of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said reports of the brush fire — dubbed the Paradise Fire — were received at 3:09 p.m.

By 4:24 p.m., fire officials reported having stopped all “forward progress” of the fire.

Dozer Team 6 cuts a line around the perimeter of the Paradise Fire north of Castaic on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Rick McClure/For The Signal

Shortly after 3:10 p.m., the fire was described as “a half-acre fire moving through medium fuel (brush) at a moderate speed,” and 35 minutes later, described as having burned between 3 and 4 acres.

At 4:24 p.m., the fire was blamed for having burned between 5 and 7 acres.

Firefighting units from the county and the U.S. Forest Service deployed vehicles and manpower for a first alarm including the use of a couple of water-dropping helicopters.

No structures were reported as being threatened.

A Sikorsky Firehawk drops water on the Paradise Fire north of Castaic on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Rick McClure/For The Signal

jholt@signalscv.com

661-287-5527

On Twitter

@jamesarthurholt