Castaic Lake fire now 800 acres, 20 percent contained

Posted June 26, 2017

The fire was first reported around 2 p.m., and initial reports said it had grown from 5 acres to 175 acres.

The crew was preparing for the triple-digit heat expected in the area on Sunday, Judy said.

"Firefighters were still able to get to the fire via a four-wheeler trail", the release continued.

The National Weather Service reported the temperature in nearby Saugus was 97 degrees at 3 p.m., with relative humidity 23 percent and southwest winds of 10 miles per hour gusting to 18 miles per hour.

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

Forest officials briefed at 6 a.m.as Forest Service officials took the main handle of the blaze. The fire was 60% contained Monday morning, Angeles National Forest tweeted. Screen grab from Los Angeles County Fire Department video. No injuries were reported.

Two outhouses were claimed in the blaze, but no homes were lost.

In Riverside County over the weekend, firefighters tackled a 10-acre brush fire near Beaumont, a 40-acre fire near Moreno Valley and a 20-acre blaze just north of Lake Elsinore.

In northern Los Angeles County, a wildfire by Castaic Lake is burning about 0.8 of a square mile (2 square kilometers) in a remote area.

Two outbuildings had been destroyed, Licon said. LA County Fire officials are remaining on scene to assist.

Airplanes and helicopters will continue dropping fire retardant on the flames throughout the night.

"Initially, when we showed up, it was three to five acres in our area", he said, "and then it moved rapidly into the Angeles National Forest".

There is no further information available at this time.