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Forward progress came to a halt as the Castaic brush fire threatened the animal shelter

A bushfire in Castaic grew to at least 50 acres and threatened an animal sanctuary before progress was halted Wednesday evening.

Quail Fire crews had reported an average rate of spread, said Capt. Abraham Serrano of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire was reported in the 31000 block of Charlie Canyon Road, according to a tweet by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Santa Clarita Valley station. At 7 p.m. it was 50 acres, the fire department tweeted.

A second alarm was called on the fire, which had threatened an LA County animal shelter in the area, Serrano said.

Forward progress on the fire has been halted, all animals at the shelter were safe and no evacuation was required, the sheriff’s station reported at 7:23 p.m.

Michael Pittman, a county fire dispatch supervisor, did not have an area update around 7:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Times

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