Evacuations Underway as Brush Fire Grows and Shuts Down 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita

A brush fire scorched an estimated 800 acres in Santa Clarita and jumped the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway near Soledad Canyon Road, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported Sunday.

The 14 Freeway was closed in both directions, with northbound lanes closed at Soledad Canyon Road and southbound lanes closed at Agua Dulce Road, according to Caltrans District 7. The public was advised to use the 5 Freeway and the 138 Freeway as an alternate between the Antelope Valley and the San Fernando Valley.

Drivers heading south on the 14 Freeway said they had been stranded for hours.

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