Helicopter Aids Firefighting Efforts as Blaze Forces Evacuations in Parts of Los Angeles

A helicopter aided firefighting efforts near Castaic, California, as a fast-moving wildfire forced mandatory evacuations on April 28.

According to the LA County Fire Department, the blaze had grown to 150 acres in size by Wednesday evening.

Santa Clarita County issued evacuation orders for communities surrounding affected areas.

Footage uploaded to Instagram by Scott Madrigal shows a firefighting helicopter pumping water from a lake in Castaic. Credit: Scott Madrigal via Storyful