Firefighters respond to truck fire on Interstate 5


Firefighters quickly extinguished a vehicle fire that spread to nearby brush on Interstate 5 in Castaic on Sunday. 

The incident was reported at 8:37 a.m. on northbound Interstate 5, south of the California Highway Patrol turnaround, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department supervisor Miguel Ornelas. 

Upon arrival, firefighters found a fully engulfed vehicle fire that had spread to nearby brush, Ornelas said. 

“It was a fully engulfed single vehicle and a little 10 by 10 spot of brush on the side of the road,” Ornelas said. 

A Dodge Ram truck experienced engine issues, and the driver then pulled over on the freeway. The truck then caught fire, and CHP units gave the driver and individuals a ride back down to Castaic, according to Officer Josh Greengard, a spokesman for the CHP Newhall Office.

No one was reportedly trapped in the vehicle, and there were no requests for transportation to the hospital. The incident was cleared by 9:19 a.m., according to Ornelas.  

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