Brush Fire Blackens Nearly 50 Acres in Castaic

A brush fire has scorched nearly 50 acres in Castaic, and crews were working Thursday to fully extinguish the blaze.

The fire was reported about 5:50 p.m. to be burning in about 3 acres of brush near the northbound side of the Golden State (5) Freeway, south of Lake Hughes Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control Center in the area and several other structures were initially threatened by the flames, but ground and air crews managed to prevent damage as the fire grew more than 40 acres by about 6:50 p.m.

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