At 12:24 today, Temple Sheriff’s Station deputies and Los Angeles County Fire Dept. personnel responded to a brush fire in the area of Brookridge Road and Opal Canyon Road in the Fish Canyon area.
Although Los Angeles County Fire Dept. personnel are actively engaged in extinguishing the fire, it appears that the fire has spread north into the forest. Out of an abundance of caution, as well as the safety of the people living in the area, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies have begun to assist residents in the northeast area of Duarte in voluntary evacuations.
Affected residents are asked to seek shelter at the Duarte Community Center, 1610 Huntington Drive, Duarte. Residents can also board their small animals at a school facility located at 1850 Highland Avenue, Duarte. Large animals, including horses, can board at the Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona.
As of 2:59 p.m., no structures have been lost and there is 0% containment.
At this time, there are no reported road closures or power outages.
The Reservoir Fire was called in at 11:01 a.m. Monday near Highway 39 and the Morris Reservoir Dam. Brush and chaparral are buring. LA County Fire and US Forest Service have responded with about 300 personnel. As of 2:59 p.m., about 1200 acres have been burned with 0% containment. Hwy. 39 is closed; aircraft is working the incident.
All residents in San Gabriel Canyon are being evacuated.
CVW has contacted authorities for more information and will update as information becomes available.