H-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

May 15, 2013 3:51 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

I-5 north of LA reopens, wildfire controlled

CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews brought a 50-acre wildfire under control after the blaze caused by a burning tractor-trailer north of Los Angeles forced the closure of one lane of Interstate 5.

U.S. Forest Services spokesman Nathan Judy says the fire that broke out Monday came under full control Tuesday evening and the freeway has fully reopened.

The blaze was sparked in hot weather and singed tinder-dry vegetation near Castaic

The fire slowed northbound traffic on I-5 to a crawl during evening rush hour Monday and briefly threatened a mobile home park before crews stopped its progress.

One lane of the interstate was closed until Tuesday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol said.

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