A fire was burning in 86 acres of brush in the Castaic area Monday, the largest of several overnight brushers in parts of Los Angeles County amid a Red Flag warning in effect in much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to high winds coupled with low humidity.
The Castaic fire was reported at 3:44 a.m. in the 26900 block of Tapia Canyon Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Winds of about 15 mph were reported in the area overnight. Firefighters on the ground and in helicopters worked to douse the flames, which were 60 percent contained as of about 10:20 a.m. No structures were threatened.
Other reported blazes included:
— a brush fire that broke out about 2:40 a.m. and scorched about an acre in Eagle Rock near 4701 North Townsend Ave. before being brought under control within about an hour, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
— a brush fire that started about 2 a.m. at the Sepulveda Basin in Lake Balboa scorched about four acres near 6049 North Woodley Ave. and was extinguished within about three hours, but some crews remained on scene dousing hot spots.
— a brush fire that started about 12:35 a.m in El Sereno and scorched about an acre near 2608 North Eastern Ave.
As winds kicked up on Sunday night, firefighters quickly extinguished a half-acre brush fire that broke out about 9 p.m. in El Sereno near 4500 N. Carter Drive.