Lake Fire held at 800 acres


Lake Fire held at 800 acres

The fire near Castaic Lake.

The fire's estimated time of full containment is about 6 p.m. Friday, according to the USFS. The fire started at around 175 acres, prompting an evacuation, and has grown to 1000 acres.

The main "handle" for the fire will come from Angeles National Forest officials, as the fire is now predominantly burning into "backcountry" forest territory, Licon said.

Angeles National Forest spokesman Nathan Judy said on Monday morning the fire was "looking like it was yesterday", with no smoke and "just a little bit of haze this morning". Screen grab from Los Angeles County Fire Department video.

The fire has remained at 10% containment since Saturday evening.

The fire is in an area with hard access near the Golden State (5) Freeway and Ridge Route Road, LACFD Capt. Ron Singleton told City News Service.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. There were no injuries reported as of 5:30 p.m.

He says the fire should be contained at around 7 acres and that no homes have been damaged.

More than 450 firefighters were on scene battling the blaze, along with nine aircraft. "The firefighters will be out there, but there will be no shade for them".

An explosive wildfire Saturday quickly blackened more than 1,000 acres and destroyed two outbuildings at Castaic Lake, where firefighters toiled in hot and dry weather to prevent the flames from advancing.

"We have a (bull) dozer line to the north", Licon said.

The exponential fire growth that occurred on Saturday was partly due to the tall grass that thrived in the recent rains.



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