5,208-acre Castaic brush fire forces evacuations; 12%...

Evacuation shelters for displaced residents opened

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Wildfires tear through California as firefighters battle...

Six firefighters have been hospitalized after the Route Fire burned through 4,600 acres.

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Castaic Brush Fire Causes Freeway Closure, Mandatory...

The Castaic brush fire that started shortly after noon on Wednesday has burned over 4,000 acres and cause both directions of the 5 Freeway to close.

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Brush fire near Castaic grows to 4,600 acres; evacuations...

What had been a relatively tame fire season abruptly ended Wednesday as a brush fire exploded near Castaic, prompting evacuations and the complete closure of the 5 Freeway. As of 8 p.m., the Route …

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Firefighters continue battle with massive 4,600 acre fire...

Lauren Pozen reports from Castaic, where the Route Fire has grown to cover more than 4,600 acres of dry brush, prompting a massive emergency response. Ground crews and water-dropping aircraft plan to continue the defense overnight, in hopes that they could attack it early Thursday morning.

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Route fire in Castaic grows to 5,208 acres; 5 Freeway...

Firefighters had achieved 12% containment of the fire overnight.

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Castaic fire grows to 4,625 acres; prompts closure of 5...

The blaze, dubbed the Route fire, was reported around noon near Lake Hughes Road.

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Plane Drops Retardant on Castaic Brush Fire

A brush fire burns near the 5 Freeway north of Los Angeles on a day of extreme late-summer heat in Southern California.

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Route Fire map: Where wildfire is burning along I-5 near...

On Interstate 5, traffic in each direction was reduced to two lanes for 15 miles in the area of the fire.

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