Evacuation orders issued in 650-acre brush fire at 0% containment in Castaic

California

Crews were battling a brush fire in Castaic on April 28, 2021. (KTLA)

CASTAIC, California (KTLA) – Evacuations were ordered as crews battled a 650-acre brush fire with 0% containment in Castaic in Southern California on Wednesday.

The blaze, dubbed North Fire, sparked just after 1:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of The Old Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

A mandatory evacuation order was in place for residents, according to L.A. County sheriff’s officials:

  • North and west of West Hills Drive
  • North and west of Tesoro Del Valle Drive
  • North of Iron Village Drive
  • North of Copper Hill Drive

Evacuation warnings had earlier been issued for the areas of Rye Canyon Loop, Sterling Court and Iron Village Drive.

There were at least 120 firefighters at the scene, working to put the flames out. No injuries have been reported.

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July 23 2021 05:30 pm

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