A brush fire, approximately 5 acres in size, closed down several lanes on Interstate 5 near Pyramid Lake on Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol and Esteban Benitez, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
It began as a vehicle fire at approximately 3:15 p.m. and spread to the nearby brush. It quickly ballooned from 2 to 5 acres within 20 minutes near the intersection of I-5 and Vista Del Lago.
The Fire Department’s Copter 19 and Helitanker 55 were reported to have dipped into Castaic Lake for water to combat the blaze.
By 5 p.m. the fire had reached 28 areas and was approximately 50% contained, according to first responder radio traffic.
Benitez said there were no structures threatened and no injuries reported, at the time of this publication.
The fire was dubbed the Vista Incident.
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