UPDATE: Evacuations Lifted as Firefighters Continue to Battle Massive 'Lake Fire'

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
The Lake Fire has grown to 27,041 acres with 52% containment and 1,977 personnel assigned, according to the authorities evacuees can return to their homes. 

#LakeFire evacuees can start going home at 10am. @KNX1070 @Radiodotcom https://t.co/yQphIWNe2Z

— Vicky Moore (@VickyMooreNews) August 21, 2020

1,329 structures were threatened and 12 structures have been destroyed, according to the Angeles National Forest on Twitter.

|Update| #LakeFire morning update for Thursday, August 20. pic.twitter.com/j4vcBYlEca

— Angeles_NF (@Angeles_NF) August 20, 2020

Mandatory evacuations are in place as the Lake Fire continues to burn near North Lake Hughes Road.

Evacuations are Lake Hughes Road west of Pine Canyon, and north of Dry Gulch Road, east of Ridge Route Road, west of Lake Hughes Road and Fire Station 78 North of Pine Canyon and Lake Hughes Road south of SR138.

**UPDATE** #LakeFire is currently at 21,115 acres with 38% containment and 1,983 personnel assigned. The temperature will remain hot and dry today. Steep, rugged, and inaccessible terrain continues to challenge firefighters.

— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) August 18, 2020

According to LA County Fire Department on Twitter last Friday afternoon "No new evacuation orders have been issued for the #LakeFire due to this afternoons flare-up. All previous evacuation orders are still in effect."

**Update** #LakeFire is currently 17,862 and 12% containment. Overnight firefighters worked to reinforce existing containment lines and hold the acreage to 17,862. Very hot and dry conditions are expected today with temperatures in the mid 90s to 100s. pic.twitter.com/87gttAyU8R

— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) August 16, 2020

No new evacuation orders have been issued for the #LakeFire due to this afternoons flare up. All previous evacuation orders are still in effect.

— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) August 14, 2020

Smoke from the #LakeFire & #RanchFire has caused unhealthy air quality in these areas:•Santa Clarita Valley•San Gabriel Mountains•West San Gabriel Valley•East San Gabriel Valley•Pomona-Walnut Valley•South San Gabriel ValleyStay indoors as much as possible. pic.twitter.com/3TY7Lauwmo

— Los Angeles County (@CountyofLA) August 14, 2020

Next Press Briefing @ 9a tomorrow.Fire stands at ~ 10,000 acres & continues to burn in steep, rugged terrain.Continue to follow @LACoFDPIO and our partners @Angeles_NF for incident updates.For evac info ✔️@LASDHQFor evac center/animal shelterinfo ✔️@RedCrossLA

— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) August 13, 2020

About 100 rural homes were evacuated in the Lake Hughes area of the Angeles National Forest, some 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of downtown Los Angeles.

Preliminary damage assessments found that at least three structures burned. It wasn't immediately clear if they were houses.

#LASD deputies currently evacuating residents in the area. Please let us help you & your loved ones get out safely. #LakeFire https://t.co/EulWEcknuk

— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) August 13, 2020

**UPDATE** #LakeFire has been updated to 6000 acres. #LACoFD

— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) August 13, 2020

Officials were preparing for the possibility of extremely dangerous fires on Thursday as heat increases and humidity levels drop, fire officials said in a statement. The area was expected to have temperatures in the mid-90s (about 35 Celsius) or higher through the weekend.

"#LakeFire has been upgraded to a 2nd Alarm with potential for 1000 acres. Working w/ @LASDHQ  for evacuations of Lake Hughes residents living north of incident," LA County Department of Fire said on Twitter.

Initially, according to LA County Department of Fire on Twitter Wednesday: "N Lake Hughes Rd/Pine Canyon Rd #USFS | Units on-scene reporting 50 acres w/ no structures threatened at this time."

KNX 1070's Scott Burt tweeted "Large #BrushFire in the #Castaic area burning near Lake Hughes Rd and Pine Canyon. This looks like a big one. Photo from Downtown."

**UPDATE** #LakeFire has been updated to 400 acres. #LACoFD

— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) August 12, 2020

**UPDATE** #LakeFire has been upgraded to a 2nd Alarm with potential for 1000 acres. Working w/ @LASDHQ for evacuations of Lake Hughes residents living north of incident. #LACoFD

— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) August 12, 2020

BRUSH FIRE | FS78 | N Lake Hughes Rd/Pine Canyon Rd #USFS | Units on-scene reporting 50 acres w/ no structures threatened at this time.#LakeFire #LACoFD

— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) August 12, 2020

The #LakeFire in #Castaic. -- @KNX1070 @FondoKNXTraffic pic.twitter.com/Nywy8EhuEq

— scott burt (@scottburtknx) August 12, 2020