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Friday, May 17, 2013

CA-LAC-#LakeFire 712 acres, 100% contained. #CaFire [Final]

Lake Fire CA-LAC-118144

Evacuations:  Lake Hills Elementary School has been evacuated, about 30 homes being evacuated.
Road Closures: Southbound I-5 is shut down at Lake Hughes Road, Ridge Route is closed at Pine Crest Road.  

Update 07:45 5-19-13-712 acres, 100% contained
Update 19:45 5-18-13- 712 acres and 75% contained. 300+ firefighters on the lines
Update 19:45- 575 acres, 60% contained, IC requested 4 more camp crews.
Update 16:45- 350 acres, Rapid rate of spread, Threat to 220 KV powerlines, the Lake Hills Elementary School has been evacuated. Southbound I-5 is shut down at Lake Hughes Road. Ridge Route is closed at Pine Crest Road.  The fire is burning towards Lake Castaic.
Update 15:45- 250 acres. 
Update 13:45- 30-40 acres now. Fixed wing responding.

Location:  Castaic: SB I-5 North of Lake Hughes -  5 Freeway near Lake Hughes Road
Reported Date/time: 1323 hrs
IA: 10 - Command post being set up at Lower Castaic Lake
ROS: Rapid rate of spread
ROC: Winds out of the South at 15 mph.
Structure Threats: Yes - Residential and Ranches
Concerns: Threat to 220 KV powerlines
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Weather Info: 71 degrees, 53% humidity, wind 10 mph SW
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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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