GLENDORA (CBSLA.com) — Because of mandatory evacuations prompted by the Colby Fire in Glendora, authorities have opened several shelters for both humans and animals and announced several school closures.
The fast-moving Colby Fire has forced the evacuation of 3,700 residents, destroyed five homes and damaged 17 more structures after erupting early Thursday morning.
Mandatory evacuations were ordered for all residents north of Sierra Boulevard, between west of Glendora Mountain Road and east of Highway 39. Evacuation orders in Glendora have been lifted, and those residents are now being allowed to return back to their homes, although Highway 39 remains closed to traffic.
Evacuation orders affecting 880 structures and between 1,700 and 2,000 people remain in place in Azusa, police say.
• Glendora High School (1600 E. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA 91741) – American Red Cross
• Pasadena Humane Society ASPCA (361 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91107)
• Inland Valley Humane Society (500 Humane Way, Pomona, CA 91766)
SCHOOL CLOSURES for 1-16-14
• Cullen Elementary School
440 N. Live Oak Ave., Glendora, CA 91741
• 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
• St. Lucy’s Priory High School
655 W Sierra Madre Ave, Glendora, CA 91741
• Citrus College
1000 W Foothill Blvd, Glendora, CA 91741
A shelter for evacuated horses has been set up at the Fairplex in Pomona, 1101 West McKinley Ave., Gate 12.
Authorities say residents should remember that wild animals may be driven from their habitats and into fire-impacted communities.
Residents of Bradbury and Duarte, for those who live east of Mountain Avenue, north of Royal Oaks Drive and west of Encanto Parkway, have also been warned to prepare to evacuate. The primary evacuation center for Bradbury and Duarte residents is the Duarte Community Center, 1600 Huntington Drive. Duarte High School, 1565 Central Ave., has been designated as a secondary evacuation center if needed.
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