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Crews Make Progress On Emigrant Fire Burning Near 5 Freeway In Pyramid Lake Area

GORMAN (CBSLA) — A brush fire erupted near the northbound 5 Freeway in the Pyramid Lake area Friday afternoon.

Pyramid Lake brush fire
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The Emigrant Fire erupted around 1:34 p.m. near Vista Del Lago Road and quickly grew to more than 100 acres by 2:2o p.m.

By 3:11 p.m., the fire had grown to 220 acres and was 5% contained.

"Crews have excellent progress on the fire through an aggressive aerial attack featuring 10 aircraft," Angeles National Forest said.

According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the fire has the potential to grow to 500 acres.

A Sigalert was issued for the northbound 5 Freeway in Castaic near Vista Del Lago Road. The two right lanes and the northbound and southbound off-ramps were closed for an unknown duration, Caltrans said.

California Highway Patrol said the fire ignited when a big rig caught fire on the right-hand shoulder of the freeway.

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