Firefighters stop growth of 200-acre brush fire near 5 Freeway in Gorman; SigAlert continues

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GORMAN — County firefighters stopped the forward progress of a brush fire in Gorman on Sunday night that charred an estimated 200 acres and was 15% contained.

The blaze, which ignited near Gorman Post Road and the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway, was reported at 6:54 p.m., said Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Melinda Choi.

Four water-dropping helicopters were being used and assistance was sought from the Los Angeles Fire Department, which was sending another water-dropping helicopter, said county fire Dispatch Supervisor Martin Rangel. Forward progress of the blaze was stopped just before 9 p.m., he said.

County fire has released the city fire department’s helicopter from the scene.

The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert in Castaic at 8:09 p.m. The northbound 5 was closed at Smokey Bear Road and the transition road between westbound state Route 138 and northbound 5 was also shut down, the CHP said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries, and no buildings were burned, Rangel said.

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