Aerial Firefighting Craft Drops Flame Retardant on Route Fire Near Castaic

Aerial firefighting craft dropped fire retardant on the Route Fire near Castaic, California, after the blaze ignited on September 11.

The fire broke out at around 3:54 pm and had a rapid rate of spread, according to firefighting authorities.

The Intestate 5 freeway was closed in both directions while firefighters tended to the blaze. Credit: Los Angeles County Fire Department via Storyful

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