Firefighters respond to brush fire in Castaic

A Los Angeles County helicopter drops water near on the edge of a multi-acre fire that broke out on private property near Hasley Canyon road and Del Valle Road in Castaic on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal
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Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters quickly extinguished a 5-acre blaze in Castaic Thursday afternoon. 

Reports first came in around 1:42 p.m. in the area of Hasley Canyon Road and Del Valle Road, near Fire Station 143. 

“Our units on scene are reporting approximately 2 acres with light to medium brush; no structures currently threatened,” said Fire Department spokeswoman Leslie Lua just before 2 p.m. 

A first alarm, or the lowest-level response with basic emergency personnel, had been deployed to the brush fire at the time, she added.  

A Los Angeles County helicopter drops water near on the edge of a multi-acre fire that broke out on private property near Hasley Canyon road and Del Valle Road in Castaic on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal

At around 2:18 p.m., the brush fire had grown to 5 acres and forward progress of the fire was stopped, according to Franklin Lopez with the Fire Department, who added that no injuries or structures threatened were reported. 

Thursday’s fire in Castaic comes after a series of fires erupted over what has been a hot and windy week across southern California. Early Monday morning, firefighters contained an 86-acre blaze near Pitchess Detention Center and on Wednesday afternoon the Lime fire broke out in the hills surrounding Lake Piru in Ventura County. On Thursday, firefighters were still building containment lines around the 450-acre fire. 

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