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Thursday January 16th, 2014 :: 01:51 p.m. PST
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Colby Fire near Glendora Update #2: LA County Office Of Emergency Management

COLBY FIRE UPDATE #2

LOS ANGELES (Thu., Jan. 16, 2014 – 1 p.m. PST) -- At 5:52 a.m. PST a brush fire broke out in the Angeles National Forest. The fire moved into the Los Angeles County area of Glendora. 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 following is information about mandatory evacuations, school closures, shelter locations, and road closures:

SHELTERS (OPEN)

• American Legion (159 N. Cullen Ave., Glendora, CA 91741)

• Glendora High School (1600 E. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA 91741) – American Red Cross

• Duarte Community Center (1600 Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA 91010) – City of Duarte

ANIMAL SHELTERS

• Memorial Park (320 N. Orange Ave., Azusa, CA 91702)

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

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

EVACUATIONS (Mandatory issued by Sheriff’s Department)

• North of Sierra Blvd. between West of Glendora Mountain Rd. and East of Highway 39

ROAD CLOSURES (“Hard” – Only first responder vehicles are allowed in the areas)

• North of Sierra Madre Blvd. between Lorraine and Highway 39

SCHOOL CLOSURES for 1-16-14 (Glendora Unified School District)

• Cullen Elementary School
440 N. Live Oak Ave., Glendora, CA 91741

SCHOOL CLOSURES for 1-16-14 (Glendora Unified School District) - Continue

• La Feta Elementary School
547 W. Bennett Ave., Glendora, CA 91741

• Sellers Elementary School
500 N. Lorraine Ave., Glendora, CA 91741

• Goddard Middle School
859 E. Sierra Madre Ave., Glendora, CA 91741

• Sanburg Middle School
819 W. Bennett Ave., Glendora, CA 91741

PUBLIC SAFETY MESSAGE IN REGARDS TO WILD ANIMALS

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind residents to be aware of wild animals that may be driven from their habitat due to the Colby Fire. These wild animals may be heading towards fire impacted communities.

Los Angeles County residents and businesses, including persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, may call 211 LA County for emergency preparedness information, and other referral services. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 211 LA County services can also be accessed at http://211la.org. To register for the Specific Needs Awareness Planning program please go to https://snap.lacounty.gov. For additional disaster/emergency preparedness information, please access http://lacoa.org and/or http://espfocus.org

 
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South Coast AQMD has issued a smoke advisory for LA County:

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has put out an unhealthful air quality forecast for LA County.

From the AQMD: "​Everyone should avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors. Keep windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter. Run your air conditioner if you have one. Do not use a swamp cooler or whole-house fan to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. To avoid worsening the health effects of wildfire smoke, don’t use indoor or outdoor wood-burning appliances, including fireplaces."

 
http://www.aqmd.gov/
 
 
 
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For updates on the fire via Twitter:
 
#ColbyFire
 
 
 
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