A brush fire near Lake Castaic in the Angeles National Forest that has burned about 1,000 acres remained at 10 percent containment Sunday, with no immediate indication of when the fire would be completely contained.
“Crews will be working throughout the day to shore up the containment on the east side and the west side of the fire,” said U.S. Service Forest spokesman Nathan Judy.
A firefighter has suffered a minor injury battling the blaze and was taken to an area hospital, said Judy, adding that the upper northeastern portion of the lake has been closed.
The fire broke out Saturday afternoon in an area with difficult access near the Golden State (5) Freeway and Ridge Route Road, Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Ron Singleton told City News Service. It started on a bank of Castaic Lake and the cause was under investigation.
Two outbuildings have been destroyed.
A few hundred firefighters from the Angeles National Forest and LACFD were battling the blaze, with help from water-dropping helicopters and fixed- wing aircraft.
Firefighters were concerned about the flames spreading due to the weekend’s hot, dry conditions.
The National Weather Service reported the temperature in nearby Saugus was 90 degrees at 11 a.m. Sunday, with relative humidity of 27 percent.
–City News Service
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