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UPDATED: 1,700 Acres Burned Above Glendora; Mandatory Evacuations Underway

Evacuations ordered for homes north of Sierra Madre Boulevard. An emergency shelter has been set up at Goddard Middle School.

Fire burns above Glendora Thursday. Photo credit: Dirk Hopstein
Fire burns above Glendora Thursday. Photo credit: Dirk Hopstein

A fire scorched about 1,700 acres Thursday morning in the Angeles National Forest north of Glendora, prompting some mandatory evacuations and the closures of a middle school and a college, authorities said.

The fire was reported shortly before 6 a.m. near San Gabriel Canyon Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Click here to go to Glendora Patch for updates. 

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