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State Fire Breaks Out On 5 Freeway North of Santa Clarita

A brush fire prompted a full response from firefighters Wednesday night on the 5 Freeway in Castaic as heavy traffic continued to affect the roadways. 

At around 7:12 p.m. first responders received reports of a brush fire, dubbed the State Fire, on the northbound 5 freeway at Templin Highway. 

According to preliminary reports the fire was at one acre in light brush, heading down the hillside.

Heavy traffic has been reported on the 5 freeway through Santa Clarita due to holiday traffic and officials have warned drivers of high wind advisories in the area. 

Officials with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and the City of Santa Clarita advised that drivers expect traffic delays due to the fire as fire crews work on putting it out.  

Crews are getting the upper hand on the fire, and have started releasing fire fighting equipment.

Ed. Note: This is a breaking news story, more information will be added as it becomes available.

 

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State Fire Breaks Out On 5 Freeway North of Santa Clarita

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About Linsey Towles

Linsey Towles was born in Redondo and has lived in Santa Clarita for 15 years. She is currently a freshman and journalism major at College of the Canyons and graduated from Saugus High School in 2021, where she was heavily involved in the journalism program and newspaper. She began as an intern at KHTS in Fall 2020 and was hired in June as staff writer for the news team where she covers breaking and feature news.