Lake Hughes Fire Map, Update As 10,000-Acre Blaze Burns in California

A fire in the Lake Hughes area continues to rage, covering an area of 10,000 acres in Los Angeles County. Pin-pointed maps below, such as this one taken from LiveFire Web App, show the exact location of the blaze.

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Map shows location of Lake Fire, which is raging over an area of 10,000 acres in Los Angeles County, with no areas contained as night falls on August 12, 2020 Live Fire Web App

Lake Fire near Lancaster, CA, showing up prominently on GOES-17 and fire perimeter map. pic.twitter.com/nxr2C33IgP

— Jan Null (@ggweather) August 13, 2020

According to Cal Fire, the fire location is at latitude 34.679402 and longitude -118.451917.

InciWeb's Incident Information System shows the location in Los Angeles County, updated in the early evening, below:

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Map of Lake Fire raging to 10,000 acres in Los Angeles County. InciWeb

The San Francisco Chronicle's California Fire Map and Tracker shows the extent and origin of the fire. It can be seen below:

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California Fire Map & Tracker map of the Lake Fire around the area of Lake Hughes in Los Angeles County. The San Francisco Chronicle

The brush fire started on the afternoon of August 12. It quickly increased in size in the Angeles National Forest area, which covers an area of more 700,000 acres and is described as being in "L.A.'s backyard".

Temperatures in the 90s and gusty winds have fueled the blaze.

Mass evacuations of more than 500 homes have been ordered around the areas of Lake Hughes Road, Lake Elizabeth Road and West Trail Mountain View Road, as well as areas south of Highway 138, including Pine Canyon.

We were able to get a photo of the #CharlieFire map from @LACoFDPIO. Point of origin was at the southern tip of the map and the fire moved northeast. Lake Hughes Rd is to the left, San Francisquito Canyon Rd to the right. pic.twitter.com/JdbINdELFB

— Santa Clarita City (@santaclarita) September 23, 2018

The Red Cross has set up disaster shelterS for displaced residents at Highland High School in Palmdale and the Castaic Sports Complex.

"We are ready to provide shelter to anyone affected by the #LakeFire. Because of #covid19, we are taking extra precautions to make sure everyone is safe & secure. Once people arrive at the evacuation point, we will assess their needs & make sure everyone has a safe place to stay," the Red Cross tweeted.

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Fire grows rapidly around Lake Hughes and the Angeles National Forest in California, August 12, 2020. Mario Tama/Getty Images

Firefighters have worked throughout the night to contain the fire.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Social media users have posted images and footage of the inferno. "It's only 4 hours old, and 11,000+ are gone," said eco-activist Edgar EcGregor. "This could be a real ecological disaster."

Not enough attention is being given to the major #LakeFire in California. It's only 4 hours old, and 11,000+ acres are gone.

This could be a real ecological disaster for the Angeles Nat. Forest. This is an incredibly hot, climate change helped, leave-nothing-behind type inferno. pic.twitter.com/nilFeNoDfr

— Edgar McGregor (@edgarrmcgregor) August 13, 2020

"Winds picked up hardcore. Flames totally horizontal. Mass evacuations of firefighters falling back. I can genuinely say this fire just acted as one of the most erratic that I've seen in my career here in LA through all the fires I've covered," said Bill Melugin, correspondent for FoxLA.

Winds picked up hardcore. Flames totally horizontal. Mass evacuations of firefighters falling back. I can genuinely say this fire just acted as one of the most erratic that I’ve seen in my career here in LA through all the fires I’ve covered. #LakeFire @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/I8fRxrVWNG

— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) August 13, 2020

California resident and Twitter user B. Burleson was evacuated safely from the fire, but managed to get some dramatic pictures of the event.

#LakeFire Pictures from the fire. Evacuated and safe! pic.twitter.com/5h8pezAOXJ

— B. Burleson (@Briereson3000) August 13, 2020

LA County Sheriffs captured aerial footage of the blaze.

Deputies from Palmdale, Santa Clarita, Lancaster, Crescenta Vlly, Altadena & Malibu are out in full force helping residents of #LakeFire evacuate to safety.

Thank you to our partners @LACOFD @Angeles_NF pic.twitter.com/bk9HoseWlK

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