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Fire Above East Monrovia




A substantial fire is burning in the hillsides of east Monrovia. Possibly around Norumbega. This bad picture taken from Hillcrest near Magnolia. Apparently just above Grant Park.

Update: No homes damaged yet but it appears a water tank on the hillside may be damaged.

Update: People evacuating the area may go to the Community Center, just north of the library.

Update: You can take your dog to Wonder Dog Ranch if you are evacuating the area. 220 Taylor Street, east off Myrtle two blocks south of Duarte Road.

Update: Very low winds helping a lot. Firefighters seem to be getting a handle on it. Encouraging, except I'm wondering about the cost of fixing/replacing that water tank.

Update: Mayor Tom Adams reports that Foothill Gym has opened for anyone needing a place to go. On the east side of Myrtle just across from the Pavilions shopping center.

Update: From TV coverage it looks like firefighters have it pretty much under control. It looks as if it is now a job of keeping an eye on the embers to make sure there are no flare-ups.

- Brad Haugaard 

3 comments:

  1. Look at God! Thanks to the Monrovia Fire Department, Police Department, and everyone! Mutual Aid is awesome!

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  2. Agree totally with comment #1. Professionalism shown on all levels. Choppers approach was directly over my house, avoiding tall trees and the face of the mountain, to make their drop. After each drop their was a visible reduction of the fire.

    Deer, squirrels and birds in the yard this morning unphased by the fire. They're grateful, too.

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