Route Fire Grows to Over 4,600 Acres in Los Angeles County

The Route Fire, burning in Castaic, California, grew to over 4,600 acres on the evening of August 31 and was zero percent contained, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

Mandatory evacuations and road closures were in effect for the area, the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s office said.

According to local media citing officials, at least eight firefighters “suffered heat-related injuries” while battling the blaze.

This footage filmed by Greg Taylor shows large smoke plumes wafting skyward. Credit: Greg Taylor via Storyful

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