LBFD Sends Units to Assist With “Colby” Fire in Glendora
2014-01-17 · By Editor
At 10:09 Thursday morning, Long Beach Fire Department Units were dispatched to assist with the “Colby” wildland fire in Glendora. Commonly known as a “Strike Team”, units from Long Beach included one Battalion Chief and five Engines, for a total of 21 personnel. An additional Long Beach Engine, of 4 personnel, was teamed up with the Downey Fire Department, to complete a “mixed” Strike Team. Crews arrived at the staging location shortly before noon.
When Long Beach Fire is requested outside city limits to assist in other areas, additional LBFD personnel are called in to “backfill” Long Beach fire stations. This ensures we maintain full staffing levels to promptly respond to emergencies within the city.
Glendora Police have reported arresting three men in connection with starting an early morning campfire that spread due to the high winds and dry conditions. They were booked for unlawfully causing a fire of a structure and are being held on $20,000 bail.
In addition, the South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory for portions of Los Angeles County. Unhealthful air quality is present due to smoke and ash from the fire. Currently, the Greater Long Beach area is listed as “Moderate”. All individuals are urged to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities in any area directly impacted by smoke. This includes areas where residents can see or smell smoke.