Photo By Shahan Ahmed, 'Charlie Fire' in Castaic Visible Across SoCal
A brush fire in
Castaic quickly grew to over 1,000 acres on Saturday afternoon, with NBC
viewers sending in photos from
across Southern California. A brush fire in
Castaic quickly grew to over 1,000 acres on Saturday afternoon,
with Channel 4-NBC
viewers sending in photos from across Southern California.
At 7:40 P.M. – CHARLIE had
spread to 3000+ acres and rapidly expanding, with only a 10% containment. Approximately 100 structures are threatened;
approximately 30 homes have been evacuated.
Air attacks are courageously
dropping retardant and water. One DC-10
6:00 P.M. Reports
that CHARLIE / the
Castaic Fire has reached 3,000 acres per
the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Department.
5:30 P.M. Evacuations have
been ordered in the San Francisquito Canyon Road, from Lowridge Place in Saugus,
north to Camp 14 area.
5:05 P.M. The LA County Fire Department confirmed that the fire was 1,200-plus acres
2:44 P.M. A a second-alarm was activated with a quick response of 120 firefighters,
aided by three helicopters and two super scooper fixed-wing aircrafts,
2:33 P.M. 9-1-1 calls reported small fire had been
sited. Immediately, Ground as well as Aircraft
and helicopters were responding immediately after the reports.