Firefighters knock down spot fire next to I-5 in Santa Clarita

LA County Fire Department knocking down the quarter-acre brush fire on the I-5 freeway on Saturday. Courtesy Photo: Lauren Budman

First responders arrived to the site of a spot fire along Interstate 5, just north of McBean Parkway, in Santa Clarita on Saturday.

Upon receiving word about the quarter-acre acre fire at 2:58 p.m., firefighters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department were immediately dispatched and arrived in three minutes, according to Fire Supervisor Melanie Flores.

The fire was knocked down by 4 p.m., Fire Supervisor Art Marrujo later said.

The No. 3 lane on the northbound side of the I-5 will be blocked for approximately one hour, according to a SigAlert issued by the California Highway Patrol.

No structures were threatened and no residents were evacuated, Flores said.


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Ryan Mancini

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Ryan Mancini covers local news for The Signal. He joined in 2018 and previously worked as a reporter and editor for The Sundial, Scene Magazine and El Nuevo Sol while enrolled as a student at California State University, Northridge, where he studied journalism and political science. He's lived in Santa Clarita since 2002.