Brush Fire Burns Several Hundred Acres, Evacuation Orders Lifted


A brush fire in Castaic that has burned around 650 acres and is zero percent contained prompted authorities to issue mandatory evacuations for several streets in the area, but those orders were lifted late Wednesday night.

The North Fire was first reported at around 1:45 p.m. near The Old Road, east of the Golden State (5) Freeway. The fire began as a one acre brush fire that quickly spread to 50 acres by 3:20 p.m.

Mandatory evacuations were issued for those residents north and west of West Hills Drive, north of Iron Village Drive, north and west of Tesoro Del Valle and north of Copper Hill Drive due to the North Fire, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station announced.

Those residents who have been displaced by the fire have been advised by Santa Clarita city officials to contact the Los Angeles Red Cross for assistance. The Castaic Animal Shelter announced it will take in all evacuated animals.

Authorities have also closed several roads in the area including West Hills Drive from Iron Village Drive to northern Copper Hill Drive.

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