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Bradbury, Duarte Residents Urged To Prepare For Evacuations Due To Colby Fire

Fire in Glendora Causing Harmful Air Countywide

Video by Aaron Castrejon
Video by Aaron Castrejon
From City News Service

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials are urging residents of Bradbury and most of Duarte to be prepared to evacuate depending on the movement of the Colby Fire above Glendora. If the fire jumps west of Highway 39, evacuation orders will likely be issued for all residents of Bradbury, and Duarte residents east of Mountain Avenue, north of Royal Oaks Drive and west of Encanto Parkway, according to the Sheriff's Department.
  
A primary evacuation center will be set up at the Duarte Community Center, 1600 Huntington Drive. If needed, another evacuation center will be established at Duarte High School, 1565 Central Ave.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory due to the Colby Fire, and residents are urged to avoid unnecessary outdoor activities in areas directly impacted by the smoke.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help fight the Colby Fire burning in the Glendora area. The authorization makes FEMA funding available to pay for up to 75 percent of the firefighting costs.

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