1 Man Injured, 2 Cabins Destroyed in East Orange County Fire

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Orange County firefighters on Wednesday battled three small brush fires that burned two acres in Holy Jim Canyon (map), about five miles east of Trabuco Canyon, in the Cleveland National Forest.

Orange County firefighters battled three small brush fires in Holy Jim Canyon on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (Credit: califrayray/via Flickr/Creative Commons)

About 100 firefighters responded to the fire, which began at 6:07 p.m., according to Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority. Earlier, the Fire Authority said three Type-III Strike Teams, comprised of 15 fire engines, were en route to the scene.

Two cabins were destroyed, and other cabins in the area were evacuated, Concialdi said.

A man at one of the burned-out cabins suffered first- and second-degree burns on his arms. He declined to be transported to a hospital, officials said.

A fire helicopter was doing “an outstanding job” of keeping the fire in check, Concialdi said.

About 50 firefighters were expected to remain at the scene overnight.

A road closure was in effect at Live Oak Canyon Road and Trabuco Creek Road.

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