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City of Duarte
Wednesday January 16th, 2019 :: 02:45 p.m. PST


Fish Fire Impact Area Storm Information for 1/16/19; Duarte Remains at Yellow Alert Level Through 1/17/19 at 6:00 pm

Dear Duarte Community;

The National Weather Service is now predicting that the heaviest part of the current winter storm system will pass through the City of Duarte starting Wednesday, January 16th through the late afternoon of January 17th.  Based on this information, the City of Duarte will remain at the Yellow Alert Level. Rainfall levels could range from .50 to 1.25 per hour resulting in a possible downfall of 3’ to 7’ inches for the total storm.   No street closures or evacuations are anticipated at this time and Burrtec Waste Industries will be servicing the Fish Fire Impact Area per normal schedule on Friday, January 18, 2019. Duarte Transit will also not be in service north of Royal Oaks Drive between Greenbank and Encanto Parkway. during this period.

The City of Duarte always encourages residents in the Fish Fire Impact area to prepare BEFORE the storm. Before and during the storm, residents are asked to contact either Duarte City Hall at 626 357-7931 or Duarte Public Safety at 626-357-7938 during regular business hours from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. 

Unfilled sandbags and sand are also available at the Los Angeles County Fire Station Department 44, located at 1105 Highland Avenue in the rear area 24/7. 

During the Yellow Level residents are advised to plan ahead and follow the below protocols:

  • Intermittent street closures may occur to facilitate clean up and equipment mobilization.
  • Affected Residents will need to move vehicles outside of the impact area.
  • Rain-related parking restrictions in effect.
  • Residents directed to remove vehicles, trash bins, and other obstructions from streets and/or travel lanes, as they will be subject to tow or removal by authorities.  

In the event of minor debris, the City’s Public Works Department will work to clear the streets to facilitate local access and emergency vehicles. A more in depth clean up, facilitated by the City’s contractor Sully Miller, consisting of brooming and street sweeping would continue afterwards.

For instant, up to date information, the City strongly advises all residents to sign up for FREE Duarte Nixle alerts. For text alerts, simply text the word “DUARTE” to 888777. For email alerts, visit The City of Duarte will also use Twitter @CityofDuarte to send out quick, emergency information. Information about the Fish Fire is available at under the “Resident” tab.  


City of Duarte
1600 Huntington Dr
Duarte, CA 91010

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 626-357-7931

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