CASTAIC ( – A fast-growing brush fire was still burning near Castaic Lake late Saturday night, an area in northeast Los Angeles County located north of Santa Clarita. Flames towered over the lake so intensely they reflected the width of the body of water.

The blaze, which sent plumes of smoke hundreds of feet in the air, was reported before 2 p.m. in Caustic Lake State Park. The fire had grown to 550 acres on the south side of the lake as of 5 p.m. At about 10 p.m. about 300 firefighters were battling the blaze that had burned 1,000 acres, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. No evacuations were issued and no structures were threatened. People who live in this community say there are no homes on the south side of the lake.

LACFD crews were battling the fire from the ground and the air.


A number of park goers were turned away from the gorgeous lake on a very hot day in the Southland.

The fire started on county land and quickly moved into the Angeles National Forest.

The fire department said there was a lot of light and flashy fuel out there.

The cause of the fire was not confirmed.


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