June 24, 2016 9:50 a.m. PDT
Due to the power loss in Azusa Canyon, small water systems in the canyon are under a “Boil Water” order. This order was issued by Los Angeles County Public Health Department as a precautionary measure to ensure that the water distribution systems do not have bacterial contamination. Water need to be boiled for 1 minute at a rolling boil before use. This order will be lifted after water passes two test that show there is no bacterial contamination. This order is applicable to all small water systems in Azusa canyon with the exception of Camp Williams.
June 22, 2016 9:21 a.m. PDT
Duarte residents who live north of Royal Oaks Drive, West of Encanto Parkway and East of Greenbank Avenue are expected to be allowed back to their homes today sometime after 12 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Commander David Halm said said Wednesday during a news conference.
Residents of about 534 homes are being allowed back. They will be required to show identification, and are asked to keep large animals sheltered elsewhere.
June 21, 2016 4:08 p.m. PDT
Residents in the Mt. Olive and Woodland Lane sections of Bradbury have been under mandatory evacuation orders since 7 p.m. Monday, said Julio Donayre, a management analyst for the city.
The areas are in the northeast portion of the city, closest to the San Gabriel Complex Fire, and comprise about 50 to 60 homes, Donayre said.
Like neighboring communities, Bradbury officials are asking residents to be prepared should the order to evacuate be issued. Donayre said residents can be notified via a mass email system and automated phone calls.
June 21, 2016 2:08 p.m. PDT
The current weather forecast calls for a shift in winds at around 3 p.m. this afternoon, and given the potential threat from the San Gabriel Complex Fire, officials in Monrovia asking residents in the northeast section of the city to be prepared, Monrovia Deputy City Manager Lauren Vasquez said.
Monrovia Fire Department personnel are prepared, and the city has implemented an operational plan that allows for all normal service delivery to occur, while also setting up the following additional firefighting support functions, according to a statement from the Fire Department.
Vasquez said should evacuations be required, the city has a two-phase plan.
The first phase includes all residents living east of Norumbega Drive, where it runs parallel to the Sawpit Wash, and north of Greystone Avenue.
The second phase includes all residents living east of Myrtle Avenue and north of Greystone Avenue, and east of Shamrock and north of Foothill.
June 21, 2016 11:28 a.m. PDT
Andrew Mitchell, a public information officer for the Angeles National Forest, said the flames from Fish Fire and Reservoir Fire have not met. The name change only reflects the unified command structure that went into place at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Mitchell said it was possible for the two fires to become one, but it wasn’t something that could be predicted.
June 21, 2016 10:01 a.m. PDT
The county Fire Department made good progress working on the east side of the Fish Fire above Duarte, but the west flank toward Monrovia and Bradbury is vulnerable. People in those communities being advised to be ready to evacuate on short notice.
June 20, 2016 7:39 p.m. PDT
LA County’s Keith Mora tells KPCC only one canyon separates the Fish Fire and the Reservoir Fire. Officials expect them to merge at some point this evening, Mora said.
June 20, 2016 4:31 p.m. PDT
The Fish Fire burning near Duarte has threatened Southern California Edison transmission and distribution lines, the agency's Robert Villegas told KPCC's Mike Roe.
Villegas said as of 3:30 p.m. 189 customers were without power due to the Fish Fire. He said SoCal Edison is working with state officials to gauge threats to transmission lines from the fire.
"There are always concerns during fires in terms of the fire, or any debris created by the fire interfering with the lines," Villegas said. "We have to keep our crews back from inspecting any lines until firefighters tell us it’s safe to go in there. And then sometimes we work in conjunction with the firefighters as well to de-energize the lines and make sure power isn't running through the lines."
Villegas asked for continued energy conservation as extreme heat continues to batter Southern California.
June 20, 2016 3:59 p.m. PDT
The Reservoir Fire burning near the transmission lines knocked out power to three dams operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, the agency's Bob Spencer told KPCC's Sharon McNary.
The Morris, San Gabriel and Cogswell dams were switched to backup generators when the power went down, he said.
We know that at 2:37 p.m. the department of public works sent a tweet that the dams had switched to backup generators.
The Reservoir Fire started in between Morris Dam and San Gabriel dam, which are about two miles apart.
Spencer said the dams haven't been damaged.