An 800-acre brush fire in the vicinity of Lake Castaic in the Angeles National Forest was about 60 percent contained Monday, authorities said.
The fire started in an area with hard access near the Golden State (5) Freeway and Ridge Road, on the bank of Castaic Lake. Two outbuildings were destroyed.
"Things are looking good", said Nathan Judy, spokesman for the Angeles National Forest. The cause of the fire was unknown, but investigators said it started in a picnic area where campers can barbecue.
Asked about the heat, Judy said: "Our firefighters are used to working in hot temperatures, especially when they're around the fire".
The fire, which has been dubbed the?Lake Fire, ? is reported to be at zero percent containment as of 4:09 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Public Information Officer Twitter.
Lifeguard boats were being used on Monday to transport fire crews across the lake so they can fight the lower portion of the fire.
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At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, officials were reporting "zero containment at which point, the air assault intensified".
No mandatory evacuations were in place, Licon said.
The National Weather Service reported the temperature in nearby Saugus was 97 degrees at 3 p.m., with relative humidity 23 percent and southwest winds of 10 miles per hour gusting to 18 miles per hour.
"It's warming up already", he told The Signal Sunday. The west side of Upper Castaic Lake is still open for recreational use.
Tall grass surrounding the lake had fueled the flames Saturday, contributing to its rapid expansion.
"Those fuels burned very quickly", Nathan Judy said.