UPDATE: North Fire in Castaic now 97% contained

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Crews were battling a brush fire in Castaic on April 28, 2021. (KTLA)

UPDATE (5/3): The North Fire was 97 percent contained as of Sunday, according to Cal Fire, with 552 acres burned.

UPDATE (4/30): Progress was made on the North Fire as it was downgraded to 550 acres burned with 75% containment.

Water-dropping helicopters have been helping in the fight to contain the blaze, according to officials. No injuries have been reported. The city of Santa Clarita asked residents to avoid the area.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KGET) — Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents in Castaic as firefightes continue to battle the North Fire late Wednesday night.

The fire started just after 1:30 p.m. in the 2900 block of The Old Road.

The fire has grown to 640 acres with more than 100 firefighters trying to stop the flames. It’s now 25% contained.

Water dropping helicopters have been helping in the firefight. No injuries have been reported.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

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