Monrovia Brush Fire Reportedly More Than 50 Acres

Posted 4/20/13 – Heading out to a SMRFA fundraiser, no further updates till late tonight when I return.  Not sure how long this link will be live in Monrovia, but as of right now, it’s aerial shots of Monrovia fire.

Updated at 5:05 from 4:25 press release from City of Monrovia – 

“Updated 4:25 pm – The brush fire now covers 150 acres.  Mandatory Evacuations have expanded to include the following neighborhoods:

  • Crescent
  • El Nido
  • Highland from Foothill
  • Franklin
  • Scenic 400-500 blocks
  • Cloverleaf, Lotone
  • Hidden Valley
  • Ridgeside
  • Briar Cliff
  • Golden Hills
  • and everything west of Canyon Park North of Scenic.

There are now 65 fire engines, 6 hand crews, and additional resources responding, and one heat-related injury to a firefighter.”

End City of Monrovia 4:25pm Press Release

Updated at 4:39pm – KGEM TV just tweeted: “150 homes under mandatory evac with 10% containment via Chief Donovan on @ABC7.”  @ABCTV also reports that Monrovia Fire official is now saying the fire is at 150 acres.

According to CalFire News, the Monrovia brush fire that broke out around 11:15 this morning has now burned more than 50 acres, and two firefighters have suffered minor injuries.  Calfire tweeted the fire size and the injury report around 3:15pm today.

I was in Monrovia from about3:00 till a little after 3:30 today, and the fire definitely appeared to be moving east at that time.  The fire department initially responded to 322 N. Madison Ave., which is about two blocks north of Hillcrest.  Right about the top of the street, where the last house on my paper route was when I was a kid.  PD stopped me heading east on Hillcrest when I got to Fifth avenue, and the City of Monrovia twitter feed says that Hillcrest is closed to non-resident through traffic from Lincoln east to Myrtle.

Last report I have is that there were no structures burned.  I personally saw engines from Montebello, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Monrovia and LA County, but I’m sure there are several other departments on hand as well.  At 1:45, the City of Monrovia press release said “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.”

1 Comment on "Monrovia Brush Fire Reportedly More Than 50 Acres"

  1. Brett Page | April 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm |

    GOD Bless the firefighters and their families. Get-R-Done!

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