A fast-moving brush fire blacked 400 acres in an hour Wednesday afternoon in Lake Hughes, and fire officials said it had the potential to burn 1,000 acres.
The Lake Fire was reported at about 3:30 p.m. near North Lake Hughes Road and Pine Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest, according to Marvin Lim of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which was battling the blaze with Angeles National Forest crews.
The fire had a “rapid rate of spread,” and the ANF and LACSD called in second-alarm responses.
By 4:30 p.m., the flames had burned 400 acres, and the fire had the potential to burn 1,000 acres, according the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which was working with the sheriff’s department to evacuate Lake Hughes residents north of the fire. It was not immediately clear if the evacuations would be mandatory.