Route Fire: 2 firefighters hurt, 5 Freeway reopens in Castaic after fire jumps freeway

Firefighters Monday were making progress on a wildfire that jumped across the 5 Freeway and spread across dry hillsides. Two firefighters suffered burn injuries while battling the blaze, officials said. 

The "Route Fire" sparked Saturday evening near the 5 Freeway at the Templin Highway off-ramp, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire stretched to more than 464 acres and was 95% contained. 


The California Highway Patrol temporarily shut down the southbound 5 Freeway at Vista Del Lago Road and northbound lanes at Templin Highway. Just after 9 p.m., two lanes were reopened in both directions, Caltrans reported.

All lanes reopened by Monday morning. 

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