Big rig engulfed in flames sparks small fire in brush in Castaic

Firefighters work to snuff out a big rig fire that slowed traffic on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 Sunday evening. October 04, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.
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Fire officials received reports of a big rig on fire, pulled over on the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near the Lake Hughes exit around 6:45 p.m. Sunday, according to L.A.!County Fire Department Supervising Fire Dispatcher Michael Pittman.

Units arriving on the scene found the tractor-trailer fully engulfed in flames with fire spreading into brush on the downward slope of the nearby embankment, Pittman said.

The fire grew to around a quarter-acre in size before firefighters were able to knock it down at around 7:15 p.m.

Passing traffic slowed to a halt due to the firefighting efforts. 

Firefighters remained on the scene until around 9 p.m., according to Pittman.

No injuries were reported in connection to the incident, fire officials said.

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