AZUSA (CBSLA.com) — Police Thursday issued mandatory evacuations for some residents in Azusa and Glendora due to the potential threat of mudslides.
Voluntary evacuations were originally issued Wednesday for the Ridge View Drive neighborhood in Azusa, but both cities issued mandatory evacuations for residents who live near the Colby Fire burn area Thursday afternoon.
“You’ve got a recently burned hillside here with limited vegetation and a very steep slope. It’s a recipe for what the experts say is potential for a great deal of damage,” Sgt. John Madaloni said.
KNX 1070’s Margaret Carrero reports burned hillsides in the area fared well overnight, but authorities are concerned ahead of Friday’s strong storm.