SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters Saturday made progress as they battled a brush fire north of Santa Clarita.
The blaze dubbed the Lake Fire was 85 percent contained, as of 5 p.m. Saturday.READ MORE: Armed Suspects Posing As Police Follow Residents Home In Violent Robbery
The fast-moving broke out Friday afternoon near Castaic Road and quickly spread to 600 acres. At last word, the fire had scorched 712 acres.
The flames at one point got dangerously close to Northlake Hills Elementary School, prompting officials to place the campus on lockdown.READ MORE: UCLA Basketball Game At Washington Canceled Due To COVID In Husky Program
Nearby homes on Elk Ridge Road and Vista Point Place also had to be evacuated.
Residents were allowed to return to their homes approximately four hours later.
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