Intense fire along Interstate 5

Jeff Zimmerman fire southern California
Wildfire along Interstate 5 in Southern California August 3, 2019, 10 miles north of Castaic. Photo by Jeff Zimmerman.

Jeff Zimmerman got this shot of engine crews from Los Angeles County FD arriving at an intensely burning wildfire along Interstate 5 yesterday, August 3. It was on the east side of Interstate 5 in Southern California 10 miles north of Castaic.

Here is what Jeff said about the fire:

With hot dry weather and lower humidity we saw more energy release than previous wildfires last month. 100 acres along Interstate 5 north of Templin Highway burned with good fuel consumption. Increased fire behavior and increased energy release components are predicted through early next week.

Thanks Jeff!

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

One thought on “Intense fire along Interstate 5”

  1. Thanks for another great fire photo, Jeff! This fire adjacent to the Angeles National Forest had a lot of potential, but crews kept it under 160 acres. Started by a car fire along I-5 (too bad they don’t head for the center divider instead, but understandable). Interstate 5 is a major travel route for cars and many many trucks, and the backup was miles and miles.


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