Press Release posted 4/10/13 at 2:30pm
Monrovia Hillside Brush Fire at Madison and Crescent Avenues
April 20, 2013
At 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, the Monrovia Fire Department responded to a call of a brush fire in the Monrovia hillside at 322 N Madison Avenue. As of 1:45pm, the fire covers 15 acres and is 10% contained. So far 25 fire engines, three helicopters, and three brush crews have responded. Several Fire agencies including the US Forest Services are cooperating to contain the fire.
At this time, Monrovia Fire Chief Chris Donovan is asking for a manditory evacuation of homes in the following areas:
- Heather Heights
- Alta Vista
- Hidden Valley
- Mesa Circle
- Patrician Way
Residents will be notified of evacuations through door-to-door efforts by the Monrovia Police Department.
Temporary shelter will be available at the Monrovia Community Center, 119 West Palm Avenue, Monrovia, CA. The Community Center can be reached at (626) 256-8246. Water, food and some activities will be available.
No reported strucutres damage or injuries have been reported. There is some concern about wind patterns picking up around 2 pm. “As long as we don’t have the winds, we will be fine, but its not a Santa Ana day. This is very old brush, over 55 years old, and a lot of fuel, but we have crews working very hard to contain the fire,” said Monrovia Fire Chief Chris Donovan.
The Monrovia Fire Department will give another briefing around 2:45pm.
Residents can stay updated on the event on the City website, or by following @MonroviaCA on twitter or the City of Monrovia on Facebook.