GORMAN, Calif. - LA County firefighters stopped the forward progress of a brushfire in Gorman on Sunday evening that charred an estimated 200 acres and is 15 percent contained.
The 'Post Fire', 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 being used and assistance was sought from the Los Angeles Fire Department, which was sending another water-dropping helicopter, said county fire Dispatch Supervisor Martin Rangel.
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.
There were no immediate reports of injuries, but some buildings were threatened, Rangel said.