By Peggy Henkel
A vegetation fire, the Maloney Fire, located in Maloney Canyon, between Lake Arrowhead and Deep Creek, has been confirmed with an initial report of 5-10 acres with a moderate rate of spread. Hwy 173 has been closed down near Deer Park Lodge at Grass Valley Rd. Full compliment of aircraft has been ordered and multiple units are laying hose.
There has been one injury of unknown origin at this time. Air rescue has been sent in to pick up the patient.
Updates will be provided as we receive them.