LAKE HUGHES (CNS) - Helicopters made water-dropping sorties this
morning on fast-moving, out-of-control wildfire, which was 0% contained after
scorching 10,500 acres in the Lake Hughes area, prompting the mandatory
evacuation of at least 100 structures.
The Lake Fire was reported at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday near North
Lake Hughes Road and Pine Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest, according
to Marvin Lim of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which was battling the
blaze with Angeles National Forest crews, as well as assistance from the Los
Angeles, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Monterery Park and Santa Monica fire
As of 7 a.m. Thursday, the fire's size was listed as 10,500 acres,
with three structures destroyed and 5,420 threatened, according to the Los
Angeles County Fire Department. No injuries have been reported.
Pick up the Friday edition of the Antelope Valley Press for a full update.