Warm Fire 50 Percent Contained After Burning 300 Acres

Firefighters on Monday morning continued to make progress against a brush fire that destroyed six structures and scorched 300 acres in the Castaic area, reports ktla.com.

The so-called Warm Fire was initially believed to have consumed 500 acres, but that figure was reduced after the burn area was mapped by Angeles National Forest aircraft, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

By 4 p.m. on Monday, the blaze was 50 percent contained, the U.S. Forest Service reported. Roughly 170 firefighters were continuing to battle the 300-acre fire, which was fueled primarily by heavy brush.

Fire crews initially responded Sunday afternoon to flames near Lake Hughes and Dry Gulch roads.

The fire destroyed three structures at the Warm Springs Rehabilitation Center, which was vacant and not in use, according to a spokesman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Department.

Three other non-residential structures were also burned, the Fire Department said. No homes were believed to be threatened.

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