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    South Fire Reaches 170 Acres In Newhall Pass Near 5 Freeway, Evacuations Lifted

    UPDATE 8:10 p.m.: The South Fire has reached 170 acres with 30 percent contained. Evacuatioins have been lifted.
    UPDATE 6:25 p.m.: The South Fire is holding at 160 acres with 35 percent containment.
    UPDATE: 6:15 p.m.: The No. 3 and 4 lanes of the Northbound 5 Freeway will remain closed until 8:30 p.m.
    UPDATE 5:45 p.m.: There are at least 200 homes threatened by the fire. Visit our South Fire evacuation story for the latest updates.
    UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: Evacuation centers have been named: RESIDENTS – College of the Canyon Physical Education Center (Primary Center) & Hilton Garden Inn (27710 The Old Road, Valencia). LARGE ANIMALS – Castaic Animal Shelter
    UPDATE: 4:30 p.m.: The South Fire has grown to at least 160 acres, according to fire officials.
    UPDATE 4:00 p.m.: All streets south of Calgrove Boulevard are now under mandatory evacuations, the fire has reached 50 acres.
    UPDATE 3:35 p.m.: Evacuations have been ordered on White Oak Court in Newhall, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
    UPDATE: 3:25 p.m.: The brush fire has reached at least 20 acres in medium brush, according to fire officials.
    UPDATE 3: 10 p.m.: The South Fire has grown to 10-12 acres, according to the LACoFD.
    The blaze, dubbed the South Fire, quickly spread to at least two acres in medium brush fueled by light winds near the Northbound 5 Freeway at Calgrove Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
    A second alarm as called to fight the brush fire, according to the LACoFD.
    Multiple structures are threatened, according to fire officials.
    The No. 3 and 4 of the bypass lane are closed on the Northbound I-5, according to CHP.

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