1 lane of I-5 north of LA closed after wildfire
CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — Crews continue to build containment lines around a 50-acre wildfire started by a burning tractor-trailer north of Los Angeles that forced the closure of one lane of Interstate 5.
Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy says the blaze sparked in hot weather and tinder-dry vegetation near Castaic Monday is 80 percent contained. Full containment is expected by the end of the day Tuesday. There are no open flames but crews are keeping an eye out for flare-ups.
The fire slowed northbound traffic on I-5 to a crawl and briefly threatened a mobile home park. One lane of the interstate remains closed.
Elsewhere, firefighters are getting a handle on a 75-acre wildfire north of Fontana, in San Bernardino County, that downed some power lines.
That fire is 45 percent contained.