Update: A suspect has been arrested following a second brush fire that burned near a previous blaze alongside the westbound 210 Freeway at Bonnie Cove and Grand in Glendora Wednesday.
Glendora Police arrested transient Jeff Skelley, 31, before 1 a.m. Thursday after officers noticed him acting suspiciously and running through yards. Skelley, who police say was living in an encampment near where the fire started about 300 yards away from the Wednesday evening blaze, was charged with recklessly starting a fire.
He is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.
Los Angeles County fire crews battled a roughly 1-acre brush
fire alongside the westbound Foothill (210) Freeway at Bonnie Cove in
Glendora Wednesday afternoon.
The fire was reported sometime before 5 p.m. According to Los Angeles County Fire, the fire was estimated as a 40 X40 spot running uphill in light to medium brush.
Glendora Police advised motorists to avoid Bonnie Cove and Gladstone. They are not reporting any evacuations at this time.
By 6 p.m., Los Angeles County fire crews knocked down the active flames.
Check back for more updates.
- City News Service and Hazel Lodevico-To'o contributed to this report.