Evacuation Order Lifted, Some Residents Returning Home

Video by Aaron Castrejon
Video by Aaron Castrejon
Glendora Police has lifted the evacuation order for areas affected by the Colby Fire, which burned 1,709 acres across the San Gabriel Mountains, Thursday.

The fire is 30 percent contained.

Extra patrols will be conducted in burn areas by officers and firefighters, the latter will patrol areas for potential flareups, according to Glendora Police in a written statement.

No crimes have been reported in the Colby Fire evacuation zone, according to the Azusa Police Department. Almost 160 officers from throughout the region patrolled affected areas.

Roughly 82 residents in an area north of Vista Bonita Avenue and Crestglen Road are without power due to the fire damage, according to the Southern California Edison website.

The Inland Valley Human Society will patrol areas for pets and wildlife, police said.

Classes are expected to resume at Citrus College on Friday, as well as normal business operations, school officials revealed in an email blast and phone message.

Glendora Unified schools that were closed during the Colby Fire will reopen, Friday. All schools, however, will operate on a "rainy day schedule" and remain in doors due to poor air quality, said Robert Voors, Glendora Unified Superintendent.


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