Firefighters Battling 25-Acre Brush Fire Off 5 Freeway Near Castaic; 75 Percent Contained

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Los Angeles County firefighters battled a 20 to-25-acre brush fire off the 5 Freeway near Castaic on Saturday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The blaze was off the 5 Freeway at Lake Hughes Road, sheriff’s officials said. As of 6:30 a.m. Sunday, the fire was 75 percent contained.

Approximately 35 firefighters were at the scene and three were transported to a local hospital for heat exhaustion and a shoulder injury, according to fire officials.

The fire was in light to medium brush, the Department said.

All northbound lanes on the freeway reopened around 9:45 p.m. Saturday after being closed for about three hours, fire officials added.

Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopters assisted firefighters on the ground, fire officials said in a tweet.

Officials said three firefighters have been injured.

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