News Update!!: Glendora, CA: Colby Fire: Latest information regarding the brush fire.
Authorities and first responders have just held a news conference at 11:00am PT Thursday regarding the brush fire named the “Colby Fire” continues to grow burning in Glendora, California.
The brush fire was reported to Glendora Police Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department at around 5:52am PT Thursday morning.
The brush fire has burned 1700 acres and no containment.
The brush fire is moving both north and east of Glendora, California and the brush fire is spreading rapidly threatening homes.
At least 2 homes have been confirmed to be destroyed and a person has been injured suffering minor injuries.
The City of Glendora, California has been declared a State of Emergency.
Glendora Police Department have confirmed that at 3 people have been arrested and have been booked for recklessly starting a fire.
Glendora Police Department have been identified as 22 year old Clifford Eugene Henry, Jr. of Glendora, California; 23 year old Jonathan Carl Jarrell of Irwindale, California; and 21 year old Steven Robert Aguirre who is reportedly a homeless man of the Los Angeles, California area.
A caller reported 2 suspicious people were seen running away from the mountains and a third man was taken off the mountain by the United States Forest Service.
All are males in their mid 20’s and a person have omitted to starting the brush fire well they were camping up in the mountain.
All 3 men are cooperating with authorities and apologetic.
A person of the 3 is homeless, but they were not living in the mountain at the time to brush fire.
All 3 people are being held on $20,000 bail each.
Mandatory evacuations were issued for all homes north of Sierra Madre Avenue from Azusa, California city line on the west to Colby Mountain Trail including the Mountain Cove community as well as east of Glendora Mountain Road.
Azusa Police Department has issued mandatory evacuations for all homes east of Azusa Avenue and north of Sierra Madre Avenue.
An evacuation center has been set up at Legion Hall next to Finkbiner Park 160 North Wabash Avenue in the Glendora, California area.
The American Red Cross is reportedly setting up an evacuation center at Glendora High School located at 1600 East Foothill Boulevard in Glendora, California.
Evacuated pets can be brought to the Pasadena Humane Society at 361 South Raymond Avenue in Pasadena, California and a shelter for evacuated horses has been set up at the Fairplex at Gate 12 located at 1101 West McKinley Avenue in Pomona, California.
A home being called the Singer’s Estate, reportedly related to the Singer Sewing Machine, has been burned down including several vehicles on the property.
At least 80 homes are reportedly without power and people in the area are warned to be on alert and careful for down power poles or utility lines.
The Glendora Unified School District has closed all schools and Citrus College and St. Lucy’s Priory High School were also closed for the day.
Glendora Mountain Road has been closed, Azusa Police Department have also closed Garcia Trail due to the brush fire, and Interstate 210 remains open, but traffic is slow because the brush fire was visible to drivers.
The brush fire can been seen from all as far as Downtown Los Angeles, California, Long Beach, California, and Orange County, California.
Fire department crews are watching the brush fire to make sure the brush fire does not jump Highway 39.
The Los Angeles County’s Office of Emergency Management has been activated due to this brush fire.
More than 700 fire department firefighters as well as 7 water dropping helicopters and 3 airplanes are battling this brush fire.
First responders from Los Angeles County Fire Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Glendora Police Department, and Azusa Police Department are just a few of the many first responders battling this brush fire.
More information is still coming into ZachNews.