Brush fire jumps 14 freeway, halts Metrolink service out of Lancaster

Metrolink tracks between Acton and Santa Clarita were closed Friday morning as firefighters battled the Tick Fire.

The fire has burned over 4,300 acres in Canyon Country and is only 5% contained. Over 40,000 people have been evacuated from the area and several road closures are in affect. 

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Friday morning the fire jumped the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, forcing lane closures from Agua Dulce Cyn Rd to Sand Cyn Rd. 

Metrolink rides have also been canceled. All southbound trains are being held at the Lancaster station. The tracks are closed until further notice between the Vincent Grade and Via Princessa stations and due to freeway being closed.

Buses could not be used to move passengers, according to tweets from Metrolink.

Trains 200, 202 and 204 to Glendale and Los Angeles are being held at the Lancaster station and passengers are being offered refunds of up to $50 if they find alternate transportation, such as taxis or ride-sharing services Lyft or Uber.