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Firefighters Battle 'Lake Fire' Blaze in Castaic

26 June 2017, 01:05 | Ignacio Ramos

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

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

As of 12:18 p.m. Sunday no evacuation orders or road closures are in effect according to fire officials.

A firefighter was transported for heat exhaustion on Sunday but was released and back on the fire line today, Judy added.

Despite a small flare up Monday afternoon which prompted swift response from Angeles National Forest firefighters, the Lake Fire remained at 60 percent contained, with no new updates from officials as of end of the day on Monday. Access along dirt roads and into the forest was a challenge, as were winds of 9 to 10 miles per hour that were helping to spread the fire, he said. Los Angeles County is experiencing its first major heat wave of the year.

Some fire resources are being relieved as of 9 a.m. Sunday, but it's more due to the access concerns for vehicles, and a reduced need for structure protection crews where the fire is now burning, according to Nathan Judy of the Angeles National Forest Service. No injuries were reported.


Angeles National Forest spokesman Nathan Judy says crews were able to clear brush surrounding the fire to stop its spread and that it appeared they had a handle on it.

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.

Firefighters battle the Lake fire near Castaic Lake on Saturdaym June 17, 2017. Water and fire retardant were dropped on the fire. Almost 400 firefighters and five aircraft are working on getting full containment of the fire on Monday.

There is no further information available at this time.



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