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Vista Fire Grows To Five Acres On 5 Freeway North Of Castaic

A brush fire, dubbed the Vista Fire, broke out Friday afternoon on the 5 Freeway north of Castaic prompting a response from firefighters, officials said.

Update (1:05): CHP officers have issued a SigAlert blocking the No. 2 3 and 4 lanes of the southboung 5 Freeway at Vist Del Lago for approximately one hour, according to officials.

Update (12:45): The brush fire has grown to at least three to five acres in size, according to LACOFD officials.

Orginal Story:

Around 12:15 p.m. firefighters received reports of a vehicle fire on the southbound 5 Freeway near Vista Del Lago, said Austin Bennet, spokesperson with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

“It was a vehicle fire with spread to the brush,” Bennett said.

The brush fire is currently at two acres in light fuels running as of 12:40 p.m., according to Fire officials.

Traffic in the area is expected to be delayed as a result of the Vista Fire, according to officials.

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

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Vista Fire Grows To Five Acres On 5 Freeway North Of Castaic

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About Louie Diaz

Louie was born and raised in Santa Clarita. At the age of two Louie lost his vision due to a brain tumor. However, Louie doesn't let blindness stop him from doing what ever it is he wants to accomplish. Growing up some of his favorite hobbies were wood working, fishing and riding bikes. Louie graduated from College of the Canyon in December of 2017, with a Broadcast Journalism degree. Growing up Louie has always wanted to be a fire fighter or a police officer, but because of his blindness Louie knew that wouldn't work. Louie has always loved listening to police and fire radio traffic, using a scanner, and he figured if he was going to listen to the scanner so much, he should do something with it.