A car wreck sparked a small wildfire near Mt. Baldy in the Angeles National Forest on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
At least one person was seriously injured and a second was killed Friday morning in a vehicle crash that sparked a small wildfire in the Angeles Crest area of the Angeles National Forest, authorities said.
The crash was reported around 12:35 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The car went 300 to 500 feet over the side of the road, CHP Officer Robert Ruiz said.
The brush fire burned about a quarter-acre in the area of Glendora Ridge Road and Mt. Baldy Road before it was put out around 2:40 a.m., said Los Angeles County Fire Department supervising dispatcher Michael Pittman.
The injured victim, a female who said she was in the car with a male driver when it crashed, crawled from the wreckage and was hoisted to the road surface via helicopter and then flown to a hospital for treatment, Ruiz said.
She had a lacerated thigh and a broken arm, he said. The second victim was still outstanding.
The car was extensively damaged by fire and firefighters were unable to
immediately reach it to determine if the driver was still inside, Pittman said.
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