GLENDORA (LALATE) – The Glendora Fire 2014 Map is growing today January 16, 2014 and impacting a section of Southern California. As result, the Southern California wildfire is prompting voluntary evacuation orders. Los Angeles Fire officials are battling the blaze. But where is the fire located, and have mandatory evacuation orders been issued?
The Glendora Fire 2014 Map has now grown to twelve acres in just one hour. The fire started at 5:50 am PST. By 6:50 am PST, LALATE can report that the Glendora Fire is at twelve acres. It ignited as a three alarm fire. It started at Colby Trail Motorway and Glendora Mountain Road. More fire crews are rushing to the scene. Los Angles Fire Officials are aiding firefighter. Currently there are three helicopters and seven fire engineers battling the blaze.
A US Forest Service official issued a statement to news moments ago. He said “If you don’t feel safe where you’re at, get everything that’s important to you together and go.”
The fire is roughly thirty miles from downtown Los Angles. The fire is being fueled by dry brush and being advanced by strong winds. Red Flag warnings have been issued across the area for days. The fire is casting smoke across San Gabriel Valley.
UPDATE: The fire as of 7:10 am PST has been updated to now thirty acres. The fire which started at roughly 6 am PST has now ground to thirty acres with no containment.
Voluntary evacuations have now been issued for residents on Englewild Drive. No mandatory evacuation orders are in place Structure protection is underway for Lorraine Avenue structures.
“The fire could come down that hill and into areas where we have homes,” said Nathan Judy, of the U.S. Forest Service, in a news statement moments ago “We’re hoping we can get a handle on this thing pretty quickly.” Officials are concerned that the winds are only at ten miles per hour currently and are expected to escalate later today. For a map of the fire’s location click HERE. For continued coverage click HERE.