3 Suspects arrested in Colby Fire – More than 1700 acres burned

3 suspects have been arrested and charged. All 3 suspects are being charged with Recklessly starting a fire. All 3 are being held on $20,000 bail at the Glendora Police Department

Clifford Eugene Henry Jr., 21 of Glendora
Jonathan Carl Jarrell, 23 of Irwindale
Steven Robert Aguirre, 21 of Los Angeles (reported homeless)

The suspects were camping in the forest area when they had started a campfire and that got away from them, supposedly.

The Colby Fire has now burned 1700 acres and is moving in a westerly direction. There is currently over 750 law enforcement and fire personnel deployed to ensure your safety. In the event the fire spreads west of Highway 39, some Duarte residents, as well as all Bradbury residents will be subject to mandatory evacuations. Your personal safety is of utmost importance to us. In the event you are told to evacuate, please follow the instructions of deputies and firefighters. Notifications will be made via numerous outlets. However, if you feel your life is in danger prior to the announcement of mandatory evacuations, please self-evacuate. When the mandatory evacuation order is issued, residents in the following areas MUST evacuate:

• All residents of Bradbury
• Duarte residents east of Mountain Ave, north of Royal Oaks Pkwy, and west of Encanto Parkway

Primary evacuation center for Bradbury and Duarte residents is the “Duarte Community Center” located at 1600 Huntington Dr., Duarte. If needed, the secondary evacuation center will be Duarte High School located at 1565 Central Ave., Duarte.

At this time, if you live in the above mentioned areas, you may start evacuating horses and other livestock to the Pomona Fairplex, gate 12. All other household pets can be sheltered at the Pasadena Humane Society.

We can’t stress enough the importance of your cooperation during mandatory evacuations. LA County landline telephone numbers are automatically included in the reverse 911 alert system. To ensure you receive evacuations orders on your cellular phone, Voice Over IP phones, and email, log to register your phone number and email address.

-Photo by Terry Miller

January 16, 2014

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