Firefighters snuff out Castaic brush fire in 8 minutes

A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck moves quickly to scene. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
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Firefighters jumped on a brush fire near Castaic mid-afternoon Friday and had the fire “knocked down” in eight minutes, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

At 2:45 p.m., firefighters with both the county and the U.S. Forest Service responded to reports of a brush fire near the northbound lanes of Interstate 5, about a half-mile north of Lake Hughes Road.

“Smoke and flames were seen,” Fire Department spokesman Sky Cornell said.

Firefighters arrived at the fire scene at 2:51 p.m. and by 2:59 p.m. reported the fire out.

The fire — dubbed the Castaic Incident — burned a quarter-acre of brush.

Firefighters reported it moving uphill in a northeast direction with the help of winds described as 15 mph.

There were no structures threatened and no one was reported hurt.

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