San Gabriel Valley

Glendora fire still active overnight, at 1700 acres

Just before noon on Thursday, the smoke plume from the Colby fire had blow from Glendora out past Catalina. Your Santa Ana winds at work. NASA Earth Observatory

Firefighters in and around Glendora stayed on the line tonight to fight the fire that began about 6 a.m. Thursday near homes in the San Gabriel Mountains foothills. Two shelters for evacuees closed, leaving just one open at Glendora High School. The Colby Fire, as the officials and media call it, has burned approximately 1,709 acres and is 30 percent contained. Five homes were destroyed and 17 other structures damaged, says the 10:45 p.m. update.

Three men who were in the hills at the time the fire started have been arrested.


LOS ANGELES (Thu., Jan. 16, 2014 – 10:45 p.m. PST) – Firefighting crews will try to gain more containment during the night operations as they battle the Colby Fire from the ground and the air. Currently, there are 100 engine companies, including 50 from Los Angeles County Fire Department (LaCoFD), and three water dropping helicopters.

The shelters located at Memorial Park in Azusa and Duarte Community Center have now closed. The lone shelter that remains open tonight is the American Red Cross shelter located at Glendora High School (1600 E. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA 91741).

Residents who took their animals to the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control’s evacuation trailers, these animals are available at the Baldwin Park Care Center located at 4275 N. Elton St., Baldwin Park, CA 91706.

The Colby Fire has burned approximately 1,709 acres, and is 30 percent contained at this time. The fire has destroyed five homes, and damaged 17 structures. The following is information about animal shelter locations, and road closure.


• Pasadena Humane Society ASPCA (361 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91107)

• Inland Valley Humane Society (500 Humane Way, Pomona, CA 91766)


• Highway 39


Residents who live in the fire impacted areas that experience power outages, can call the Southern California Edison (SCE) Customer Service line at 1-800-655-4555 or go to SCE crews are standing by to restore power once conditions allow safe access and damage assessment. Residents are advised to watch for down power lines, and if they do see down power lines, do not approach, and call 911.


Residents who have questions about natural gas in their homes and/or properties can call the Southern California Gas Company at 1-800-427-2200.

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