Castaic blaze 75% contained at 14 acres  

L.A. County firefighters responded to a pair of incidents in Castaic on Tuesday.
L.A. County firefighters responded to a pair of incidents in Castaic on Tuesday. Dan Watson/ The Signal
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A brush fire that broke out Tuesday night in Castaic 75% was contained at 14 acres as of Wednesday afternoon, according to Angeles National Forest officials.  

According to John Miller, a spokesman for ANF, the cause of the fire is still under investigation at the time of this publication.  

The incident command center was set up at Lake Hills Community Church, near where the fire was burning. Dan Watson/The Signal
The incident command center was set up at Lake Hills Community Church, near where the fire was burning. Dan Watson/The Signal

The first call reporting the fire was received at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday. 

A church south of the fire on Lake Hughes Road was threatened by the fire, but due to the aircraft response, there was “no chance” for the fire to spread, according to Miller.  

Firefighters at the incident command center near Castaic Lake July 11, 2023. Dan Watson/The Signal
Firefighters at the incident command center near Castaic Lake July 11, 2023. Dan Watson/The Signal

The fire was labeled as the “DryIC.”  

One “slight” injury was sustained, according to Miller. No evacuations were ordered.  

Fire engines stage for the fire near Castaic Lake July 11, 2023. Dan Watson/The Signal
Fire engines stage for the fire near Castaic Lake July 11, 2023. Dan Watson/The Signal

Lake Hughes Road was closed Tuesday night and reopened Wednesday morning.  

Initial reporting by Perry Smith.  

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