Photo via OnScene TV.
Photo via OnScene TV.

The Southland’s three wildfires — two in the Angeles National Forest and one in Montebello — were on their last legs Wednesday, with no active flames anywhere.

Firefighters battling the 300-acre Warm Fire in Castaic reported 100 percent containment of the blaze. About 200 personnel remained on scene, however, making sure all hot spots were out.

The fire was reported around 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the area of Lake Hughes and Warm Springs roads. It destroyed six vacant structures.

Another L.A.-area fire, burning on the remote upper slopes of the Angeles National Forest above Glendora, was 98 percent contained, authorities said Wednesday.

The Cabin Fire consumed 1,723 acres. Marc Peebles of the Forest Service said firefighters were now seeking out hot spots, having extinguished the remaining pockets of active fire.

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Eleven firefighters suffered minor injuries since the fire was first reported around 1 p.m. Friday near the Rincon-Red Box Road off Highway 39.

Meanwhile, a transient is due to re-appear in court Aug. 28 to answer charges that he set the Lincoln Fire in Montebello Hills.

Arturo Miallan Aguilar, 45, was apparently trying to cook a meal in the riverbed of the Rio Hondo in Montebello Sunday afternoon when the fire got away from him, authorities said.

He pleaded not guilty in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday to a charge of recklessly causing a fire. Prosecutors said Aguilar faces up to three years in prison if convicted.

The blaze itself was 80 percent contained, with no active areas, Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector David Dantic said. The fire consumed 370 acres and also damaged oil field infrastructure, with the extent of that damage is still being determined.

—City News Service

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