Thursday, January 16, 2014

GMR on FIRE!

4:30 PM Conference at Goddard Middle School

Items:
5 buildings damaged. They staffed "large" with 500 fire fighters and 250 additional support personnel. Weather cooperated today. Perimeter control resources to make 30% containment.


Air support began before sunup. They will continue to use helicopters with night vision goggles tonight. Response on the Singer mansion was covered immediately this morning. Units that arrived had water as there are no hydrants in the area. Fire fighters saved the main mansion.


Evacuation lifted at 6 pm. Reminder to call 800-427-2200 if you smell gas leak.


3 injuries. 5 buildings destroyed. 17 buildings damaged.


2:55 pm
From Mark G.
I was on my way up to GMR for a ride at 6:30am when I took the first of these pictures.

2:40 pm
Where is this exotic place called Glendora? In case you need help locating Glendora, here it is graphic from the LA Observed. 1:40 pm
The KTLA website now has the booking photos of the three blaze suspects. There are many mixed emotions I have in regards to these individuals.

The ridgeline is visible once more. The devastation is huge.

12:40 pm
Looks like the fire got to Garcia Trail. They are showing the foothills by Azusa. Lisa E. lives up in the San Gabriel Canyon Area of Azusa. I hope you are safe. 12:30 pm
The last time the hills above Glendora burned was 1968.
11:40 am
The three individuals charged with starting the fire are:
Clifford Eugene Henry age 22 - Glendora
Jonathan Carl Jarrel age 23 - Irwindale
Steven Robert Aguirre age 21 - Homeless

By the way there are no designated campsites on Colby trails.
11:30 am From Fixie John
I was about 2mi above the gate at 5:30 am when I saw flames about 1000' infront of me. I turned around & rode down with the fire chasing me. When I got to the gate the 1st fire truck was unlocking the gate. Police questioned me, Scary morning! Fixie John
Picture at Instagram @gmrclimber
See: http://instagram.com/p/jPAIqgQVBp/
11:20 am
Three men who were camping out in the Angeles Forest, Colby area are being held in lieu of a $20,000 bail for starting a campfire this morning. The breeze kicked up and embers went flying.
10:55 am
Based on the live video from the news channels Glendora Mountain Road has not been affected at this time.
9:30 am
Azusa -- Martin's house this morning ....

7:55 am update Power surge at my house. Videos uploaded. 7:15 am update Glendora residents above Palm Drive are getting nervous. Fire trucks are staging around Live Oak and Palm. The fire is very close to residences.

6:30 am
Date: 01/16/2014 05:55
Inc# ANF-231
Name: Colby
Type: Wildfire
Location: glendora mtn rd/ colby mtrway
S.O.# 9 RD#2 P Resources: BC-22 CRW-70 CRW-76 DOZ-1 DV-2 DVD-408 ENG-16 ENG-21 ENG-23 ENG-24 ENG-25 ENG-27 ENG-520 PAT-21 PAT-25 WT-10 WT-25 . . .
Latitude/Longitude: 34,9.546 x 117,50.592

3 comments:

John Petersen said...

I was about 2mi above the gate at 5:30 am when I saw flames about 1000' infront of me. I turned around & rode down with the fire chasing me
When I got to the gate the 1st fire truck was unlocking the gate. Police questioned me, Scary morning!
Fixie John
Picture at
Instagram @gmrclimber

GMR said...

John --
send me your photo or a link. I don't have an instagram account

Chris K said...

Look at those 3 tweakers. Probably dropped a crack pipe in the bush.. Happens every night up there but when it's this windy all bets are off. Mother nature punishes you. And the taxpayers.