Lake fire burns 1000 acres near 5 Freeway; 10 percent contained


The 10-acre fire was 20 percent contained Saturday evening.

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.

The fire was first reported at about 2 p.m. PDT on Saturday.

Over 195 firefighters are working the blaze as of 3:30 p.m.

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

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In the final hours of daylight Saturday, three helicopters from L.A. County Fire and five fixed-wing aircraft summoned by the Angeles National Forest were smothering the blaze with fire retardant, Licon said.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m., LACo Fire PIO reported that they were requesting more fire personnel and are in?unified command? with the Angeles National Forest fire response team. No evacuations were issued and no structures were threatened.

At 11:49 a.m., fire officials got the call about a brushfire off Zermatt Drive, according to Nathan Judy, U.S. Forest Service spokesman.

This is a breaking news story and KHTS will update it as more information becomes available.

Meanwhile, a brush fire in the Wrightwood area of San Bernardino County prompted evacuations and at least one road closure, officials said. Video by Jessica Boyer.