1000-Acre Castaic Lake Brush Fire Remains at 10% Containment

The fire burns near Castaic Lake on Saturday. Austin Dave  The Signal

The Lake fire, which ignited Saturday near Castaic Lake, is now 60 percent contained and holding at 800 acres, authorities said on Monday.

About 300 firefighters from the Angeles National Forest and LACFD were battling the blaze, LACFD Fire Inspector Richard Licon told City News Service.

Los Angeles County firefighters battled a wildfire by Castaic Lake that grew to about 0.9 of square mile in a remote area. No evacuations have been ordered and there are no road closures, but the upper northeastern portion of the lake has been closed. Two outbuildings where destroyed by fire. The cause of the fire was unknown, but investigators said it started in a picnic area where campers can barbecue.

An updated figured from Angeles National Forest officials might not be released until early evening, depending on the progress.

By just after 4 p.m., the fire had burned more than 500 acres and was at zero percent containment despite fixed-wing aircraft called to the scene.

However, the lake was expected to remain open to recreational boats Sunday via the western ramps, officials said.

Originally officials say it scorched 1,000 acres, but Sunday night crews have scaled that estimate back. There were no injuries reported as of 5:30 p.m. In San Bernardino County, crews reported 70% containment on the Zermatt fire near Wrightwood, which consumed 11 acres.

After a day of working in triple digit heat, Licon expressed concern over a second full day in the same heat.

Tall grass surrounding the lake had fueled the flames Saturday, contributing to its rapid expansion.


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