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Traffic moving on I-5 as crews work to contain brush fire

June 9, 2012 | 11:18 am

I-5 was a parking lot Friday due to a brush fire near Castaic, with all northbound lanes closed for several hours.
As firefighters worked Saturday to contain a brush fire in Castaic, traffic resumed flowing on the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 that had been closed down Friday due to the blaze.

California Highway Patrol officials said a section of highway at Lake Hughes Road was reopened about 8:30 p.m. Friday after it had been shut down for about seven hours as a precaution.

Firefighters said the blaze north of Santa Clarita was about 60% contained Saturday morning. The fire started about 1 p.m. Friday on the west side of I-5, north of Parker Road. It has burned an estimated 600 acres.

Firefighters said they plan to have the fire fully contained by noon Saturday. No injuries have been reported.

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Photo: I-5 was a parking lot Friday due to a brush fire near Castaic, with all northbound lanes closed for several hours. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

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