Fire Near Lake Hughes 95% Contained


LAKE HUGHES (CNS) - A wildfire near Lake Hughes that has been burning for 24 days has blackened 31,089 acres and is 95% contained this morning.

The Lake Fire was ignited about 3:30 p.m. Aug. 12 near Lake Hughes Road and Pine Canyon Road in the Angeles National Forest and has destroyed 12 structures and 21 outbuildings and damaged six other structures, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Firefighters are monitoring the flames, which are burning in 100-year-old fuels consisting of Big Cone Douglas Fir, Oak and Gray Pine, and working to eliminate any hot spots and guard against any threat of spread, the Forest Service said.

ANF fire crews have been battling the blaze with the Los Angeles County Fire Department and assistance from other agencies including the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the California Highway Patrol.

Four firefighters were injured battling the blaze, but details were not released.

The cause of the Lake Fire remains under investigation.

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