Residents affected by the recent Colby Fire in Glendora are not hesitating to prepare for California’s first Winter storm of the year.
Three men accused of starting the 1,900-acre Colby Fire pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges of illegally setting and failing to control an unauthorized campfire.
A federal grand jury has indicted three men on charges of causing a Los Angeles-area wildfire that burned five homes.
Glendora police say the flames erupted 600 yds north of 1100 N. Easley Canyon.
The U.S. Forest Service said Monday the fire in the San Gabriel Mountains is 84 percent contained, with full containment expected Wednesday.
A wildfire that forced hundreds of residents out of their homes late last week was 78 percent contained on Sunday, authorities said.
The Colby Fire burning in Glendora remained 30 percent contained Friday morning, the officials said.
As residents and firefighters tried to save homes from a massive brush fire in Glendora Thursday, CBS2/KCAL9 photojournalist J.R. Hall captured their efforts on the frontline.
The three initially denied having any involvement in the blaze.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized funding to help fight the wildfire that’s destroyed two homes in the foothills east of Los Angeles.
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.
Three men were arrested Thursday in connection with a 1,700-acre brush fire in Glendora that destroyed at least two homes and prompted the mandatory evacuation of nearly 2,000 residents, according to Glendora police.
Five homes have been confirmed burned by the wind-whipped Colby Fire in Glendora, which also damaged another 17 buildings, including a guest house at the historic Singer Mansion.
A smoke advisory was issued Thursday for portions of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties due to the 1,700-acre Colby Fire burning in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest.
The huge smoke plume from a fire burning above foothill suburbs has spread across greater Los Angeles and out to sea, but the Federal Aviation Administration says it is not affecting air traffic.