Fire at a glance (numbers)
- Incident Name: Route, Castaic
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: LAC
- Size (acres): 5,208
- Percent Contained: 91%
- Estimate of Containment: September 6, 2022
- Personnel: 248
- Structures Destroyed: 2
Route, Los Angeles County Fire Department. Ten miles northwest of Santa Clarita, CA. Tall grass, chaparral and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Area and road closures in effect.
September 4, 2022 at 9:18 AM
All evacuations lifted. Dozers, hand crews and engines made great progress today further building containment line around the fire perimeter and will continue overnight. Over the next three days, the Route Fire will continue to be patrolled and monitored. This will be the final incident update
September 2, 2022 at 8:13 PM
Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Firefighting operations continued through the day with a focus on mopping up hot spots and further building containment lines. Dozers, hand crews and engines made great progress today on building further containment around the fire perimeter. Tonight ground resources will focus on mopping up hot spots 300ft in from containment lines. Excessive heat, low humidity and steep terrain will continue to pose the biggest challenge for firefighters. Current objectives are to hold the fire within containment lines West of Castaic Lake, East of Palumas Canyon, South of Fall Creek, and North of Lake Hughes Rd.
September 2, 2022 at 7:04 AM
Excessive heat, low humidity and steep terrain will continue to pose the biggest challenge for firefighters on this incident. Winds are forecasted to be 6-12 mph with gusts up to 30-40 mph out of the northwest that have the potential to increase fire growth.
All evacuation orders have been lifted.
September 1, 2022 at 7:46 AM
· Evacuation orders in effect
· Closure of portions of I-5 Southbound
· Continued construction and improving control lines
· Unified Command with USFS, LA County Fire
· Federal air and ground resources assigned
The brush fire started at 12:01 p.m. on August 31, 2022, and is under unified command or jointly managed by LA County Fire Department, the Angeles National Forest, CAL FIRE, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (Santa Clarita Station). The California Highway Patrol, CalTrans District 7, and the Red Cross are also assisting with the Route Fire.
View LA County’s emergency map and information website here: https://lacounty.gov/emergency/
Evacuations still in place:
- North of North Lake Hills Elementary School
- South of Templin Highway (includes Paradise Ranch Mobile Estates)
- East of I-5 Fwy.
- West of Castaic Lagoon
Evacuation Shelter Location:
Frazier Mountain High School
700 Falcon Way
Lebec, CA 93243
Small animals can be evacuated to:
Castaic Animal Shelter
31044 North Charlie Canyon Road
Castaic, CA 91384