Firefighters extinguish Gorman and Castaic fires

FILE PHOTO A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck moves quickly to scene. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
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Firefighters quickly extinguished a vehicle fire that had spread to surrounding brush on Interstate 5 in Gorman Monday morning. 

Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel responded to reports of a vehicle on fire just before 10:30 a.m. on northbound Interstate 5, north of Gorman Road, according to Supervisor Leslie Lua.

Once units had arrived on the scene, they reported the vehicle fire had spread to the brush, creating a 100-by-100 foot spot fire, Lua said.

By 10:45 a.m., firefighters reported they had the blaze under control, Lua added.

About 30 minutes later, firefighters responded to a brush fire in Castaic, near Lake Hughes Road and southbound Interstate 5, where they doused blaze that had grown to one-tenth of an acre, according to Chris Thomas, spokesman for the fire department.

The incident caused a SigAlert on the I-5 south at Templin Highway well after 11 a.m. 

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