Firefighters responded to a vehicle fire that spread to brush in Castaic on Monday morning, shutting down parts of Interstate 5.
Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel first responded to a vehicle fire on southbound Interstate 5, north of Lake Hughes Road, just before 9 a.m., according to fire officials.
A Sigalert was issued, shutting down all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 at the 2,000-foot level until 10:45 a.m. due to the fire, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Nicholson.
Dubbed the South Fire, the blaze threatened structures along Ridge Route Road, fire officials said.
By 9:30 a.m., firefighters had a handle on the fire, canceling the second alarm assignment.
At 9:45 a.m., firefighters declared forward progress had been stopped at 3.65 acres, according to SCV Sheriff’s Station officials.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.