Fire Update ***14: More voices

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Photo by Keith Birmingham. Here’s his caption:

A Los Angeles County Fire Dept helicopter prepares to drop water as a forrest fire burned in the hills above Arcadia and Sierra Madre Saturday afternoon April 26. 2008. (SGVN/Staff Photo Keith Birmingham/SXCity)

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Fire Update ***13: Another photo

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Los Angeles county hand crew and fire fighters work to put out hot spots in the foothills of Sierra Madre Sunday, April 27, 2008, in Sierra Madre, Calif. The blaze started Saturday night in the Angeles National Forest north of Sierra Madre and grew to 270 acres threatening homes and forcing evacuation. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
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Fire update ***12: Refuge

SIERRA MADRE – Authorities are pooling resources for residents affected by the Chantry Flats Fire.

Several area hotels are offering discounted room rates for discplaced fire victims and the city has set up a hotline for residents to call for more information.

AGENCY: City of Sierra Madre

PHONE: (626) 355-1735 and press “0″ for the operator

RESOURCE: Up to date information about Chantry Flats Fire and other resources

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AGENCY: The American Red Cross

PHONE: (626) 799-0841, ext. 270

RESOURCE: Information about the Hart Park House and Congregational Chruch evacuation centers for displaced residents

ADDRESS: Hart Park House: 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre

Congregational Church: 170 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre

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AGENCY: The Pasadena Humane Society

PHONE: (626) 792-3810

RESOURCE: Offering shelter services for pets displaced by the fire

ADRESS: 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena

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AGENCY: Courtyard Marriot

PHONE: (626) 357-5211

RESOURCE: Discounted room rates for residents displaced by the fire

ADDRESS: 700 W. Huntington Drive in Monrovia

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AGENCY: Santa Anita Inn

PHONE: (626) 446-5211

RESOURCE: Discounted room rates for residents displaced by the fire

ADDRESS: 130 W. Huntington Drive in Arcadia

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AGENCY: Motel 6

PHONE: (626) 446-2660

RESOURCE: Discounted room rates for residents displaced by the fire

ADDRESS: 225 Colorado St. Arcadia

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Fire Update ***9: Retardant drop

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An airplane drops flame retardant on a slope Sunday, April 27, 2008, in Sierra Madre, Calif. Awildfirethat broke out in a popular hiking area blackened the steep slopes of foothills outside Los Angeles and led to evacuation orders for residents of about 550 homes, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Ric Francis)

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Fire Update ***5

Reporter Caroline An interviewed Cheryl Parker, a 37-year resident of Sierra Madre, about her experiences after being evacuated from her home on Foothill Avenue.

Parker said she was roused from her sleep around midnight by a neighbor telling her she had to leave the area. She grabbed her medicines and a copy of her homeowner’s insurance policy, but felt under prepared. 
Expressing thanks for the volunteers at the center, Parker also admitted she was a little bored. Apparently she’d rather be surfing the Web right now, playing a game called eggz on the AARP Web site.
parker was also a litle annoyed that she couldn’t find a copy of the newspaper crossword. Someone had ripped it out of a copy of the paper at the Center.
Evacuees will get an update at 4 p.m. from officials discussing the length of the closure of their neighborhoods.
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