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Castaic Lake fire is now 60 percent contained

Castaic Lake fire is now 60 percent contained

Ultimately, firefighters were hoping the push the fire down toward the lake itself.

The Lake Fire near Castaic Lake is holding at about 1,000 acres, according to an Angeles National Forest official Sunday morning.

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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 started at around 175 acres, prompting an evacuation, and has grown to 1000 acres. There were no homes threatened.

The fire originated near the shore of Castaic Lake and grew towards the Angeles National Forest.

The fire was continuing to move into the Angeles National Forest around 4:30 p.m., according to Licon. Los Angeles County is experiencing its first major heat wave of the year.

"Most like the acreage won't change, but the containment will", Judy said, noting there was no large advance for the fire overnight.

However, the lake was expected to remain open to recreational boats Sunday via the western ramps, officials said.

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A wildfire near Castaic Lake north of Los Angeles broke out Saturday June 17, 2017 in an area with hard access near 5 Freeway and Ridge Route Road.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

CASTAIC A wind-blown fire in dry, hard terrain near Castaic Lake had rapidly grown to 1,000 acres and burned two outbuildings Saturday night.

Some fire resources are being relieved as of 9 a.m. Sunday, but it's more due to the access concerns for vehicles, and a reduced need for structure protection crews where the fire is now burning, according to Nathan Judy of the Angeles National Forest Service. Two outbuildings where destroyed by fire. "The fatigue of our firefighters is a big deal because they're hiking into that steeper terrain".

"We have a (bull) dozer line to the north", Licon said.

Tall grass surrounding the lake had fueled the flames Saturday, contributing to its rapid expansion.

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