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Firefighters Winning Battle Against Wildfire Burning in Castaic

CASTAIC — A wildfire burning out of control near Castaic Lake was 75 percent contained on Saturday morning, according to officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The fire, which broke out on Friday around 1:35 p.m. near Interstate 5, had scorched 700 acres.

Precautionary evacuation orders of Northlake Elementary School and nearly two dozen homes on Elk Ridge Road and Vista Point Place were lifted on Saturday, according to Tony Akins, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman.

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The blaze, which began on Friday, reached the northern shore of the lake on Friday, halting its progress.

No injuries were reported from the fire, Akins said.

More than a hundred fire fighters were tackling the blaze on the ground.

They were being supported from the air by six fixed-wing aircraft and three water-dropping helicopters.

The blaze reached the northern shore of the lake by late Friday, halting its progress, officials said.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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