20 to 25 acre brush fire burns in Castaic

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Sunday, June 4, 2017
Firefighters battled a blaze in Castaic on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
Firefighters battled a blaze in Castaic on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
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CASTAIC, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters battled a 20 to 25-acre wildfire burning along Interstate 5 at Lake Hughes Road in Castaic Saturday afternoon.

The southbound lanes of the freeway were shut down, while the northbound lanes remained open, but were slow.

The fire started around 4 p.m. in light to medium brush, authorities said. It quickly doubled in size and impacted nearby power lines.

Water-dropping helicopters were called in and fire crews expect to be there overnight to fully contain the blaze. As of 7 p.m., 30 percent of the fire had been contained.

Two injuries were reported: an inmate in one of the crews suffered a minor injury and a firefighter had heat exhaustion.