UPDATE: Firefighters snuff out brush fire near Castaic

A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck moves quickly to scene. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Firefighters responded to reports of a brush fire north of Castaic shortly after 1:35 p.m. Monday and by 2 p.m. the fire was out.

Firefighters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department received word of a fire on the 36200 block of Paradise Ranch Road near Templin Highway.

The fire burned a half-acre before it was extinguished at 1:59 p.m., said Fire Department spokesman Vanessa Lozano.

Firefighters including at least one water-dumping helicopter got to the scene at 1:51 p.m.

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Firefighters responded to reports of a brush fire north of Castaic shortly after 1:35 p.m. Monday.

Firefighters with the Los Angeles County Fire Department received word of a fire on the 36200 block of Paradise Ranch Road near Templin Highway.

“Our units are on their way and haven’t made it there yet,” Fire Department spokesman Marvin Lim said.

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