Containment was at 50 percent Sunday, compared to 20 percent the day before. However, the lake was expected to remain open to recreational boats Sunday via the western ramps, officials said. @castaiclake upper lake East launch ramp is closed West launch remain open pic.twitter.com/J4ytTL1gWb
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L.A. Forest Service. County Firefighters Battling 1,000-Acre Wildfire Near Castaic Lake
A 1,000-acre brush fire continued burning near Castaic Lake for the second day Sunday as containment remained at 10 percent, officials said. The crew was preparing for the triple-digit heat expected in the area on Sunday, Judy said. No homes were threatened, but two outbuildings were destroyed the previous day, officials said. “It does make it more difficult,” he told KTLA. More than 450 firefighters were on scene battling the blaze, along with nine aircraft. The cause of the fire was unknown, but officials said they were looking into campers who were in the area. #LakeFire 1000 acres 10% contained unified command ANF @LACo_FD. Saturday, according to Nathan Judy with the U.S. Crews were tackling the flames at the fire’s east end after focusing more on the western portion after it broke out around 2 p.m. “It’s the hydration issue we’re concerned with.”
Wind would also likely be a factor but wasn’t a large concern, Judy said, with gusts predicted to be coming from south and southwest at around 4 to 8 mph. One minor laceration injury occurred Sunday, according to the U.S. Ultimately, firefighters were hoping the push the fire down toward the lake itself. Although some resident were ordered to evacuate Saturday afternoon, they were able to return to their homes by evening. A second Southern California fire that was burning Saturday in Wrightwood, in San Bernardino County, was held at 11 acres on Sunday, firefighters said. It is the second fire in the area this month after a 25-acre blaze broke out near the 5 Freeway at Lake Hughes Road on June 3. No roads closures were reported. Tall grass surrounding the lake had fueled the flames Saturday, contributing to its rapid expansion. Forest Service’s incident information page, but it was unclear whether the person injured was a firefighter or civilian.