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Red Cross Closes Shelter in Glendora for Colby Fire Evacuees

Colby Wildfire in Los Angeles, Red Cross Response
The Red Cross provided canteen supplies at the Command Center to help firefighters and support personnel through the event.

Los Angeles, CA - The American Red Cross has closed the shelter at Glendora High School 1600 E. Foothill Blvd, Glendora. It was set up to assist those affected by the Colby Fire on Thursday, Jan. 16. It closed the following Saturday.

The shelter provided safe haven for over 15 area residents forced from their homes by the Colby Fire. The Red Cross provided meals and essentials for the comfort of these residents and will work with them if future accommodations are necessary.

In addition, the Red Cross provided canteen supplies at the Command Center to help firefighters and support personnel through the event. Over the course of the three days, the Red Cross called upon the services of about 15 volunteers.

Five residences were destroyed in the blaze and an additional 17 buildings were damaged. At one point over 1,000 firefighters were engaged in the battle which destroyed about 2,000 acres in Glendora and Azuza. As of Tuesday, the fire was 95% contained.