Warm Fire In Castaic Is 100 Percent Contained -- August 18, 2015

Firefighters battling the Warm Fire in Castaic are reporting the fire has remained at 300 acres and is now 100 percent contained, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials.

Angeles National Forest firefighters, along with several other agencies, battled the Warm Fire in Castaicthrough the night Sunday and Monday.

Four firefighters have been relieved due to minor injuries, according to ANF officials Tuesday.

“We want to take an aggressive action on this (fire) to keep it small,” said Mike Alarid, Division Chief of the Santa Clara – Mojave River Ranger District and in command of the fire operation.

The fire reached 500 acres as of 10:30 p.m. Sundayaccording to ANF officials.

Los Angeles County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol and Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials have crews on scene as well. The LACoFD is assisting with structure defense while CHP and SCV Sheriff’s are assisting with traffic control.

Crews working to contain the fire had to battle rough, steep terrain.

About 170 personnel are working to extinguish the fire, according to ANF officials.

The fire began around 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the area near the Warm Springs Rehab Center, ANF officials said. The cause of the fire has not been determined. Both Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Arson investigators and investigators with ANF are on scene.

The fire is located near Lake Hughes Road and the Warm Springs Rehab Center, where six structures burned, according to ANF officials.

Two dorms at the rehab center were destroyed along with outbuildings, officials said.

Six air tankers, five medium helicopters and two heavy heli-tankers were used to fight the fire Sunday.

Two helicopters and a DC 10 air tanker were used to fight the fire Monday, according to Stephanie English, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

No structures are currently threatened.

Southern California Edison has “de-energized” power lines in the area.

The Warm Fire had the potential to grow to 2,000 acres, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Miguel Ornelas.

 

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