Brush fire scorches 800 acres near Castaic Lake; 60 percent contained


An 800-acre brush fire in the vicinity of Castaic Lake in the Angeles National Forest was about 60 percent contained Monday, authorities said.

Nearly 400 firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and the Los Angeles County Fire Department were working to douse the flames, which broke out for unknown reasons about 2 p.m. Saturday near the Golden State (5) Freeway and Ridge Route Road.

The fire's estimated time of full containment is about 6 p.m. Friday, according to the USFS.

A firefighter suffered a minor cut and another was treated for dehydration, the USFS reported.

The east boat launch ramp has been closed, but the west ramp remains open.

Two outbuildings have been destroyed, but there have been no evacuations and no road closures.

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