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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