Angeles National Forest
Three brush fires – two in the Angeles National Forest and one in Montebello – appeared Wednesday to be on their last legs, with none of them showing active flames.
A person was found dead Tuesday near the site where a vehicle crashed down an embankment from a road in the Angeles National Forest north of Arcadia, authorities said.
In Southern California, crews working through the night stopped the spread of two Los Angeles County fires that erupted Sunday.
Crews were battling a fast-spreading brush fire on Friday in the Angeles National Forest that grew to 900 acres, burning four cabins forcing the evacuation of two firefighters from heat exhaustion. The blaze was 0-percent contained as of 6:45 p.m.
Crews on Wednesday contained a 20-acre brush fire that burned on a mountain in the Mt. Baldy area.
Authorities on Sunday closed a portion of Angeles Crest Highway, between Mt. Wilson Red Box Road and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, in the Angeles National Forest due to a car crash.
A 75-acre brush fire was burning in Ventura County on Sunday afternoon.
The vehicle burst into flames and set off a small brush fire, the Los Angeles County Fire Department and California Highway Patrol report.
Authorities searched a rugged area near where a car was found crashed in the Angeles National Forest, north of Glendora, but found no victims.
Pederson, along with two other skateboarders and a van driver were “hill bombing” — a daredevil practice of skateboarding on curvy, winding roads.
The unidentified victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two hikers and their dog were safely rescued early Monday morning after being lost in the Angeles National Forest.
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The three were hiking and went off trail before becoming stranded on top of a mountain.
Officials Tuesday rescued four missing hikers in the San Gabriel Mountains.