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Aerial Footage Shows Route Fire in Los Angeles County

The Route fire burning in Los Angeles County, California, grew to 5,228 acres, injured seven firefighters, and destroyed one structure between August 31 and September 1, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD).

The LACoFD said the fire was 12 percent contained on September 1.

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff ordered mandatory evacuations in the area on August 31 but later announced that some roads had been reopened for residents.

Aerial footage posted to Twitter by FIRIS shows the fire site near the Castaic Reservoir and Interstate 5 in Castaic, California. Credit: FIRIS via Storyful

Video transcript

- Oh, yes Intel 24 over the route incident in Los Angeles County. September 1, 2022, at 12:15 hours, fire mapped at 5,228 acres. We are south looking north at the southern tip of the incident. In color now, scrolling up into infrared. Left side of the screen, you'll see Interstate 5. Right side of the screen, Castaic Reservoir.

As you can see, very little heat showing white hot. Scrolling through the center of the fire towards the northern boundary of the incident in Templin Highway. Again, a very little heat showing. And recording.

Oh, yes, Intel 24 over the route incident in Los Angeles County. September 1, 2022, at 12:15 hours, fire mapped at 5,228 acres. We are south looking north at the southern tip of the incident. In color now, scrolling up into infrared. Left side of the screen, you'll see Interstate 5. Right side of the screen, Castaic Reservoir.

As you can see, very little heat showing white hot. Scrolling through the center of the fire towards the northern boundary of the incident in Templin Highway. Again, very little heat showing. And recording.