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Large Brush Fire Burns Near Castaic Lake

26 June 2017, 01:08 | Silvia Roy

KABC Firefighters battle a brush fire in a remote area near Castaic on Saturday

Firefighters battle a brush fire in a remote area near Castaic on Saturday

The fire's estimated time of full containment is about 6 p.m. Friday, according to the USFS.

It could reach 110 degrees on Tuesday, when the heat wave is expected to peak, he said.

An updated figured from Angeles National Forest officials might not be released until early evening, depending on the progress.

A brush fire by Castaic Lake is now at 60 percent containment, but firefighters are looking at another tough day of battling flames amid triple-digit temperatures and bone-dry brush.

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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.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the 10-acre fire is 20 percent contained.

In all, three helicopters from Los Angeles County Fire and fixed-winged aircraft from Cal Fire had dominated the firefighting efforts. "We did find some small, isolated heat sources within the interior of the fire", said Nathan Judy, a fire information officer with the Angeles National Forest.

Above: the Lake Fire burns near a dozer line near Castaic Lake in Southern California. 2 outbuildings were burned in the fire but no homes were threatened, according to KTLA.

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By mid-Sunday morning, firefighters were working to tackle the east side of the fire as winds remained calm at four to eight miles per hour.

Firefighters on Saturday were even transported by boat so they could fight the fire in the grass areas.

"It's a largely recreational area", Licon said.

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