The fire burned over a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail, according to this fire map, and the north end of the fire blew through Pine Canyon Road. The Lake Fire burns a home in Angeles National Forest on August 13, 2020, north of Santa Clarita, California.

over the sheriff’s reluctance to share as much information as the inspector general wants. Program at:, Media and Incident Information Line: (626) 574-5208 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. A combination of spent fuel and moisture seemed to slow the fire there, he said. Election Day could turn into "Election Week" with rise in mail ballots. “I’m adopting a zero tolerance policy,” he said today.

The cause of the fire remains unknown. Further, they are using “tactical firing operations to help establish containment lines.”, Personnel are reportedly being “challenged with high temperatures, critically dry fuels and drought-stressed trees.”.

Fire Restrictions: The fire danger in the Angeles National Forest has continued to increase, and on Saturday, August 1st, the Forest changed its Fire Danger Level from VERY HIGH to EXTREME. Donate today to power our journalists.

Update 8 p.m.: Grand Lake has reported there was no known structural damage within Grand Lake as of 6 p.m. Thursday. [10], The fire damaged 3 structures and destroyed 12 structures and 21 outbuildings, including homes in the Pine Canyon community.
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The Lake Fire broke out Wednesday afternoon and quickly exploded to more than 10,000 acres within a few hours, forcing hundreds of people in the Lake Hughes area to evacuate. It made smoke visible as far as Santa Cruz Island, roughly 100 miles away. At a press briefing Thursday morning, U.S. Forest Service Chief Robert Garcia said there was "a tremendous firefight to protect lives and property" last night after the flames jumped Pine Canyon Road. Sharon McNary has the story. ???? General Information. No injuries have been reported, but three structures have been destroyed, according to fire officials. Containment was progressed on the right flank, while the left flank saw spot fires from fire whirls.

Within an hour of the fire's start, a pyrocumulus cloud had formed, climbing high into the sky. About two hours later, flames quickly spread to about 10,000 acres. A pyrocumulus cloud was visible of the fire from Santa Cruz Island. Get our daily newsletters for the latest on COVID-19 and other top local headlines.

Elevations range from 1,200 to 10,064 feet. [4], By the morning of August 15, the fire had damaged 3 structures and destroyed 6 structures and 15 outbuildings. of a deputy's fatal shooting of 18-year-old Andres Guardado because detectives had removed the digital recorder from surveillance cameras to investigate a prior shooting on the Gardena property. Flames from the Lake Fire …

By the early evening the fire had grown to 10,000 acres (4,047 ha) and mandatory evacuations were put in place, including for Lake Hughes and areas south of Highway 138. Ringo H.W. The L.A. Sheriff's Department says. However, due to the elevated fire activity throughout California and the drawdown of resources, crews will not be able to fully complete fire suppression repair of the entire fire area at this time.

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The fire is burning on the Angeles National Forest near Lake Hughes and moving northwest towards 100-year-old fuels consisting of Big Cone Douglas Fir, Oak and Gray Pine. Lake Hughes Area, Unincorporated Los Angeles County. Animal Care: Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (Large Animals Only) – 2551 W Avenue H, Lancaster, CA 93536. Mandatory evacuations are in place. The union "does not condone unprofessional conduct," it said, while noting that its priority is ensuring a fair process for all concerned. There has been one minor reportable injury to a firefighter. Gavin Newsom said that the number of new coronavirus cases in the state is. Forest Service701 N. Santa Anita Ave.Arcadia, CA 91006. The sheriff said he can’t name names or break down how many officers the department seeks to fire or suspend, because they have a right to privacy as they appeal their discipline. The latest update from the Angeles National Forest service indicates that Lake Fire has reached a total of 27,000 acres and is at 48% containment. The left flank in the area of Sawmill Mountain, Burnt Peak and Little Burnt Peak is presenting the most challenging fire behavior. Several new fires erupted Thursday.

You can follow updates about the map on Mapping Support’s Twitter account here.. The lake and surrounding areas are being used in support of fire operations. Gavin Newsom said that the number of new coronavirus cases in the state is still too high, but encouraging, and that the state is turning the corner on the pandemic. The #LakeFire is currently at 10,000 acres w/0% containment & mandatory evacs in place.

Over the next six days, it grew to 18,000 acres and was 31% contained in the Angeles National Forest.

When safe to do so, firefighters have gone into the interior of the fire area to fully extinguish those hot spots that may pose a threat of spotting and escaping over containment lines. Firefighters are now patrolling the fire line to ensure that all lines continue to hold and that there is no heat near the fire’s perimeter. What happens if the president doesn't accept the election results? Residents of Mountain Cove were asked to evacuate immediately, and no traffic is being allowed into the area, according to the Azusa Police Department. Engines: 224   Hand Crews: 28   Dozers: 39   Water Tenders: 26   Helicopter: 13   Total Personnel: 1,983.
Light northeast winds will impact areas west of the fire this morning with air quality in the Moderate range. Coronavirus Updates: We are "back to slowing the spread of coronavirus," said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, L.A. County’s director of public health, but we have to stay vigilant.

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[12][13], On the evening of August 25, it was announced that three additional firefighters suffered injuries in the fire.

Angeles Forest Order No.

From following fire restrictions to talking to neighbors about defensible space around their homes, individual actions can reduce the number and impact of human caused fires. One injury to fire personnel has been reported. LAist contributor Hadley Meares explains that the Colored Air Circus was organized by pilot and aviation educator William J. Powell, and included seven aviators, known as the Blackbirds, who performed for a crowd of at least 10,000. Forest Fire Closure/Restrictions: The Angeles National Forest has closed all National Forest System lands within the Lake Fire closure area by Order No. At the same time, he said, “our intent is to examine the department in its entirety.”, Compton Mayor Aja Brown echoed the Compton deputy's allegations last week, claiming deputies' behavior has left her community "terrorized.". Never miss an LAist story.

Will It Solve The Problem? Powell went on to become a champion of the aviation industry, insofar as the opportunities it offered to the Black population. Our news is free on LAist.

The fire’s footprint grew by just over 2,000 acres on Wednesday. [15], The fire impacted air quality in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. The Lake Fire started on August 12, 2020 and has burned for 7 days and the cause of the fire is undetermined. east of Ridge Route Road west of Lake Hughes Road and Fire Station 78 north of Pine Canyon and Lake Hughes Road south of SR-138. The South Coast Air Quality Management District also issued a smoke advisory on August 17 detailing areas that are affected by smoke from Lake Fire and offering advice to residents on how to protect themselves from the smoke. Filter - control incident types displayed on map. from her position by the end of the month. For the latest information straight from local emergency officials, check the following websites and social media accounts: We'll update this story as we learn more. Not looking good. Inspector General Max Huntsman said his office and the Civilian Oversight Commission haven’t been allowed to monitor the Compton inquiry. #LakeFire view from Venice Beach provided by @LACoLifeguards. Authorities reported the fire had spread to about 3,000 acres by shortly after 8 p.m., pushing further into the forest and away from homes, in steep, rocky terrain.

05-01-20-6. [15] As August ended, the fire was had burned 31,089 acres (12,581 ha) and was 90 percent contained, however, the complete resources to complete full fire suppression was delayed due to the lack of resources available because of the August 2020 California lightning wildfires.[16].

Lake Fire is threatening 1300 structures, has already destroyed 12, damaged six, and destroyed 11 outbuildings, according to the Wednesday update. A top L.A. County fire official warned: "Keep in mind this is a major fire ...we will be out here for days to come.". High temperatures in the mid-90s and low humidity will bring elevated fire weather conditions to the mountains and Antelope Valley as crews continue to battle the flames, officials said.

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[14] Suppression repair began two days later, on August 27 with the fire at 70 percent containment.

On Saturday, August 1st, the Forest changed its Fire Danger Level from VERY HIGH to EXTREME.