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Saturday, June 9, 2012

CA-LAC-5 MILE Wildfire 525 acres, 100% contained

    Location: Castaic, Los Angeles County SRA, Interstate 5 North of Parker Rd.,
     Size: 525 acres, 60% contained , Acreage and containment to be updated after mapping. Crew and air show today. Lots of line work and interior mop-up left for the crews.
    Incident Command: Castaic Fire Unified command with ANF req for fixed wing tankers.
    Closures: Freeway restrictions remain in effect.
5 Mile CA-LAC 456790 Interstate 5 North of Parker Rd.,
Castaic, Los Angeles County
Start date 06/08/2012 at 1600 SRA
525 acres, 100% contained
As of 1800 Hrs. tonight 5 Mile fire will be under a type 3 incident IC(Massy).
Tentatively as of 0800 hrs. Sunday morning, the 5 Mile incident will be turned back to Los Angeles County Fire. Difficult access for hand crews due to terrain and topographical challenges.
Wind advisory for the Santa Clarita area, Sunday morning, from 0400 hrs. through 1000 hrs. 
Winds forecasted from NE 15-30 mph with gusts of 40 mph. Slow lane and right shoulder on Interstate Hwy continues to be closed for firefighter safety. All lanes of north bound Interstate 5 Freeway will be open to normal traffic as of Sunday morning. Excellent progress was made today with fire suppression repair.A major demob of excess resources is currently underway.

    Incident Overview

    Wildland brush fire near north bound CA Interstate-5 Freeway, North of Parker Road

    Basic Information

    Incident TypeWildfire
    CauseUnder Investigation
    Date of OriginFriday June 08th, 2012 approx. 01:04 PM
    LocationNB I-5 N/O Parker Road
    Incident CommanderUnified Command Usfs/la C

    Current Situation

    Total Personnel450
    Size500 acres
    Percent Contained60%
    Estimated Containment DateSaturday June 09th, 2012 approx. 01:00 PM
    Fuels Involved
    Light grass and medium brush.


    Planned Actions
    Mop up, completing line around the fire
    Terrain Difficulty
    40% slope
    No Evacuations

    Current Weather

    Wind Conditions5-15 mph SE
Castaic Fire Unified command with ANF req for fixed wing tankers on Twitpic

Helicopter Picture of 5 Mile Wildland fire Credit: Kevin Takumi

      California Fire News 2012 

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