INTERSTATE 5 ( Thursday, July 11 at 5:15 p.m.)— The Castaic fire, also being referred to on social media as the Templin fire is a 15 acre brush fire started by a car engulfed in flames at about 5 p.m. Thursday, July 11. Los Angeles County and the US Forest Service sent quick response teams along with two helicopters doing water drops near Templin Highway along Northbound I-5.
The Durocher family was able to arrive in Lebec before 6 p.m., though two northbound lanes were closed, with firefighters and equipment in the closed lanes. It appears the fire is now over 50% contained.
INTERSTATE 5 ( Thursday, July 11 at 5:07 p.m.)— Traffic Backs up I-5 North Bumper to Bumper
Mountain Community motorists are calling in to say that the northbound Interstate 5 is backed up, bumper to bumper, south of Templin Highway due to fire. A.J. and Francis Durocher of Pine Mountain Club report helicopters making water drops on vigorous smoke plume.
This is part of the July 5, 2019 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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