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Wildfire starts at Los Angeles County lake

Wildfire starts at Los Angeles County lake

As of 9 p.m., the fire was 10 percent contained.

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

One of the initial challenges firefighters faced was trying to find an access point from which to tackle the fire.

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.

There are now 380 firefighting personnel and five aircraft dedicated to battling the blaze, which has an estimated containment date of Friday, Judy said.

Forest officials briefed at 6 Forest Service officials took the main handle of the blaze.

In all, three helicopters from Los Angeles County Fire and fixed-winged aircraft from Cal Fire had dominated the firefighting efforts. No injuries were reported.

Angeles National Forest spokesman Nathan Judy said on Monday morning the fire was "looking like it was yesterday", with no smoke and "just a little bit of haze this morning".

Two outhouses were claimed in the blaze, but no homes were lost.

Two outbuildings were destroyed, Judy said.

Castaic Lake is 45 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. LA County Fire officials are remaining on scene to assist.

Some 300 firefighters responded, including some the US Forest Service said in a tweet were being transported by boat to the blaze.

"We have a (bull) dozer line to the north", Licon said. Water and fire retardant were dropped on the fire.


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