On January 16, 2014 at about 5:40 am, the Glendora Police Department received several calls from residents reporting a fire in the foothills. Firefighters from the L.A. County Fire Department along with officers from the Glendora Police Department responded.
At 6:34 am, a Glendora Police Officer detained two subjects running in a flood control wash channel in the 800 block of E. Palm Ave.
U.S. Forestry contacted a third subject in the area of Glendora Mountain Road and Colby Trail around 8:37 am.
All three subjects were arrested and booked at the Glendora Police Department with the charges of 452(c) PC -Unlawfully causing a fire of a structure or forest land, a felony with a bail of $20,000.
A brush fire broke out in the Angeles National Forest at 5:52 a.m., according to a release. The fire moved into the Los Angeles County area of Glendora.
As of 1:00 p.m.,Thursday the Colby Fire has burned approximately 1,700 acres and 0 percent containment at this time. The Los Angeles County Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) is now activated to Level 3.
The Glendora Police Department is asking for citizens to stay away from the areas affected by the fire to allow L.A. County Fire and U.S. Forestry Service access to the roads and trails to fight this fire.
The Glendora Police Department reminds the public that 911 is for emergency calls. For non-emergency call please call 626-914-8250.
RESIDENTS: Due to the poor air quality, close your windows and doors and use your air conditioning if possible. Leaving the area might be the only option for those people who have health issues that cannot withstand poor air quality.
Keep in mind that wildlife in the area will be displaced and might be areas that we are not used to. Please do not leave pets in the backyard as those displaced animals will be looking for food and shelter.
EVACUATIONS (Mandatory issued by Sheriff’s Department):
• North of Sierra Blvd. between West of Glendora Mountain Rd. and East of Highway 39
SCHOOL CLOSURES for 1-16-14 (Glendora Unified School District) click “HERE“.
ANIMAL ISSUES: Please contact Inland Valley Humane Society located 500 Humane Way, Pomona, CA 91766. Their phone number is (909) 623-9777.
For a public safety message in regards to wild animals click “HERE”
For a list of animal shelters click “HERE“.
Source: City of Glendora Press Release