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Wildfire starts at Los Angeles County lake

26 June 2017, 01:04 | Guillermo Sutton

A wildfire burns along the edge of Castaic Lake Saturday afternoon

A wildfire burns along the edge of Castaic Lake Saturday afternoon

Firefighters battle the Lake fire near Castaic Lake on Saturdaym June 17, 2017.

The fire was reported around 2 p.m. Saturday, according to the LACFD.

"Because it's moving so quickly, the biggest issue is catching up to it", Licon said.

Smoke has lingered over the lake area since the fire started Saturday afternoon. We're encouraging them to drink lots of water and electrolytes. Two small outbuildings were reportedly destroyed.

Firefighters were concerned about the flames spreading due to hot, dry conditions, he said.

"Firefighters were still able to get to the fire via a four-wheeler trail", the release continued. The fire was 60% contained Monday morning, Angeles National Forest tweeted.

Almost 400 firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and the Los Angeles County Fire Department were working to douse the flames, which broke out for unknown reasons about 2 p.m. Saturday near the Golden State (5) Freeway and Ridge Route Road.

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As of 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 450 Angeles National Forest and Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel are on scene dealing with the blaze.

June 17, 4:56 p.m.

Four helicopters, five fixed-winged aircraft and one lead air attack are all working together to tackle the blaze.

He says the fire should be contained at around 7 acres and that no homes have been damaged. In San Bernardino County, crews reported 70% containment on the Zermatt fire near Wrightwood, which consumed 11 acres.

L.A. County fire officials are reporting the Lake Fire has reached 550 acres.

Originally officials say it scorched 1,000 acres, but Sunday night crews have scaled that estimate back.



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