County firefighters stopped the forward progress and put out the flames of a brushfire in Gorman Sunday that charred an estimated 200 acres and was 20% 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 used and the Los Angeles Fire Department sent a water-dropping helicopter, said county fire Dispatch Supervisor Martin Rangel. Forward progress of the blaze was stopped just before 9 p.m., he said.
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. Northbound lanes 1 and 2 were reopened at 11:08 p.m.
There were no immediate reports of injuries, and no buildings were burned, Rangel said.
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