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Brush fire shuts down two lanes of 5 Freeway in Castaic

Two northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway in Castaic have been shut down as firefighters battle a 150-acre brush fire burning alongside the roadway, authorities said.

The fire broke out about 1:30 p.m. north of Templin Highway, according to the Angeles National Forest’s Twitter page.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, authorities said.

As of 2:30 p.m., the fire was 20% contained, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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The two northbound lanes of the freeway will remain closed indefinitely, authorities said.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.


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