The agressively burning Warm Fire already burned six homes. Photo by Greg Doyle
The agressively burning Warm Fire already burned six homes. Photo by Greg Doyle

A brush fire burning in the Angeles National Forest northeast of Castaic destroyed six structures and blackened an estimated 300 acres Sunday, authorities said.

No injuries were immediately reported as a result of the so-called Warm Fire, which broke out about 3:30 p.m. in the area of Lake Hughes and Warms Springs roads, said Cheryl Sims, supervising dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire quickly went to three alarms.

It was completely uncontained and was burning “aggressively” in a southerly direction, the U.S. Forest Service reported about 7:50 p.m.

At least some of the destroyed buildings appeared to be at the shuttered Warm Springs Rehabilitation Center in the 38200 block of Lake Hughes Road, according to Los Angeles County sheriff‘s Sgt. Brian Allen.

Firefighters were fighting the blaze from the ground and air.

No evacuations were immediately ordered, Sims said.

Temperatures in surrounding communities topped 105 degrees on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Lake Hughes Road was closed between Castaic and Elizabeth Lake, according to the USFS.

The forest service reported that three structures had burned, but Sims said six had been destroyed.

— City News Service

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