Half-acre brush fire breaks out near oil derrick 

Habeba Mostafa/The Signal
Habeba Mostafa/The Signal

A half-acre brush fire broke out in Castaic near an oil derrick on Wednesday, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.  

According to Fred Fielding, a spokesman for the L.A. County Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched at 12:23 p.m. to Tapia Canyon Road, east of the Jack Bones Equestrian Center, to reports of a brush fire. They arrived on the scene only a minute later.  

The fire was first reported to be a quarter-acre in size.  

Habeba Mostafa/The Signal
Habeba Mostafa/The Signal

The fire grew to half-an-acre in the medium brush shortly after firefighters’ arrival.  

Personnel on the scene reported via L.A. County first responder dispatch radio traffic that they would be utilizing Castaic Lake’s lower lagoon for water. 

Firefighters battled 15 mph winds and at approximately 1:20 p.m. contained the fire at 2 acres.   

No injuries or threats to nearby structures were reported.

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