Published: Mon, June 26, 2017
USA | By Angel Wallace

Wildfire near Castaic Lake

Wildfire near Castaic Lake

As of 12:18 p.m. Sunday no evacuation orders or road closures are in effect according to fire officials.

The crew was preparing for the triple-digit heat expected in the area on Sunday, Judy said.

A firefighter was transported for heat exhaustion on Sunday but was released and back on the fire line today, Judy added. In San Bernardino County, crews reported 70% containment on the Zermatt fire near Wrightwood, which consumed 11 acres.

The number of firefighters battling the brush fire was reduced Monday to 380 from 465 deployed initially on Saturday.

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

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". Los Angeles County is experiencing its first major heat wave of the year. No injuries were reported. 2 outbuildings were burned in the fire but no homes were threatened, according to KTLA. LA County Fire officials are remaining on scene to assist.

Access to the fire early on was hard, he said, due to the fact that there was little in the way of access to where the fire was burning.

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

Firefighters in Southern California are battling a wildfire that started east of Interstate 5 near Castaic Lake north of Santa Clarita.

Airplanes and helicopters will continue dropping fire retardant on the flames throughout the night.

There is no further information available at this time.

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