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Update 7:15 p.m.

The Lake Fire has grown to 10,000 acres with 0 percent containment, according to the Angeles National Forest.

Road closures include Lake Hughes Road from Castaic to Pine Canyon; 3 Points Rd to Pine Canyon Rd; Ridge Route to Lake Hughes Rd; and San Francisquito Canyon Rd and Stator Ln to Elizabeth Lake.

Angeles National Forest officials initially reported resources including five wildland fire engines, two water tenders, two bulldozer teams, two chief officers, two Type 1 hand crews, one types one helicopter, two patrols, one air attack plane, one lead plane, one Type II helicopter, and two air tankers.

Los Angeles County Fire Department officials have brought in 20 strike teams and their aircraft team including Firehawk and Erickson helicopters. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, including Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies, are assisting with evacuations. Deputies from Palmdale, Lancaster, Crescenta Valley, Altadena & Malibu stations are also assisting.

LASD officials are estimating approximately 100 homes will be evacuated, according to L.A> County Supervisor Kathryn Barger. Evacuations include: Elizabeth Lake Road including all feeder streets between Lake Hughes Road and Trail Mountain View Road.

An evacuation center has been set up at Highland High School at 39055 25th Street West, Palmdale. According to the Red ross Los Angeles, residents need to stay in their cars and small animals are welcome.

Evacuation boarding for animals: Lancaster Animal Care Ctr & Palmdale Animal Care Ctr (SMALL ONLY); Castaic Animal Care Ctr (LARGE & SMALL animals ONLY); Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (LARGE animals ONLY).

Forest officials report he fire was first reported on August 12 around 3:40 p.m. near Lake Hughes Road, just north of Warm Springs.

Update 7 p.m.:

At 6:34 p.m., Angeles National Forest officials announced the #LakeFire had grown to 10,000 acres.

Within 15 minutes of the original report of a fire, the blaze — burning uphill in a southwest direction — had reportedly grown to 50 acres, and within 45 minutes had grown to 400 acres with the potential to grow to 1,000 acres, according to L.A. County Fire Department officials.

By 5:30 p.m., Marvin Lim, of the L.A. County Fire Department, confirmed the fire had grown to 6,000 acres, and multiple structures were threatened.

The #LakeFire grew to 6,000 acres within two hours of the initial report. The fire as seen from Golden Valley Road and Highway 14. Dan Watson / The Signal.
The fire was heading northeast, away from Santa Clarita, but firefighters, as of 6:30 p.m., had 0% containment.

Both Angeles National Forest and L.A. County firefighter crews were assisting one another in battling the blaze, with air units circling above dropping water and fire retardant.

The fire was approximately 20 miles north of the city of Santa Clarita at the initial report. The fire, given the moniker the #LakeFire, resulted in evacuations of residents living north of the incident.

ORIGINAL POST

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies were dispatched to the area to assist with evacuations.

A plume of smoke visible on what appears to be the north end of the Santa Clarita Valley Wednesday afternoon is the result of a fire in Lake Hughes.

Dubbed the Lake Fire, the blaze was first reported near the intersection of Lake Hughes Road and Elizabeth Lake Road at 3:41 p.m.

Within 15 minutes of the original report of a fire, the blaze — burning uphill in a southwest direction — the fire had reportedly grown to 50-acres.

Angeles National Forest firefighters began a second-alarm response just after 4 p.m.

No structures are threatened, and the fire is located more than 20 miles to the north of the city of Santa Clarita.

 


Video courtesy of Austin Dave

 

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A plume of smoke from the Lake Fire in Lake Hughes was visible from Carol Court and Agajanian in Saugus on Wednesday, August 12. | Photo: Pearl Obispo / SCVTV.

Courtesy of Angeles National Forest

Courtesy of Angeles National Forest

Courtesy of Angeles National Forest

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