Fire shuts down I-5 north of LA; heat a factor

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CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — A 25-acre wildfire has shut down some northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Castaic, north of Los Angeles, and is threatening a mobile home park.

Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Anthony Akins said Monday that the fire started shortly after 3:30 p.m. when a vehicle caught fire.

Fire crews are on scene fighting the blaze in 99-degree heat and moderate winds.

Akins says there is no containment on the blaze.

Elsewhere in Southern California, crews are making progress against an 85-acre fire north of Fontana, in San Bernardino County.

Soaring temperatures and a lack of rain are creating high fire danger.

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