Castaic area brush fire near 5 Freeway 60% contained after growing to 150 acres

CASTAIC, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters on Saturday afternoon were battling a brush fire near the 5 Freeway in the Castaic area that grew to 150 acres and was 60% contained, officials said.

No injuries or structural damage were immediately reported.

According to the Angeles National Forest's Twitter account, the blaze was burning shortly before 1:30 p.m. about 2 miles north of Templin Highway. The California Highway Patrol closed 2 lanes on the 5 Freeway at the scene.

Forest officials also tweeted that Los Angeles County Fire air crews were making good progress suppressing the flames.

Traffic in the area was backed up for nine miles and was expected to cause major delays after two northbound lanes of the freeway were shut down.



There was no estimated time for reopening them to traffic.

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Firefighters on Saturday afternoon were battling a brush fire near the 5 Freeway in the Castaic area that grew to 150 acres and was 50% contained, officials said.



The cause of the fire was unknown.

DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this report as they become available.
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