Brush fire above Glendora sparked by car crash

GLENDORA — Firefighters had all but extinguished a brush fire in the forest north of Glendora late Saturday after a car went off the road and ignited heavy brush, authorities said.
The 15-acre fire was first reported about 11:45 a.m. off of Glendora Mountain Road, about two miles north of Big Dalton Canyon Road, California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said.
It ignited after a sedan with a young man driving went 250 to 300 over the side of Glendora Mountain Road, CHP Sgt. Steve Licon said.
The driver climbed out of the car and was hospitalized with minor injuries, Licon said, but officials were unable to reach the car before it was consumed by the flames.
“There’s nothing left of it,” the sergeant said.
No structures were threatened Saturday afternoon as about 115 firefighters battled the blaze, Fire Inspector Don Kunitomi said.
Authorities evacuated hikers and bicyclists from the area, according to CHP logs.
The fire had grown to about 15 acres and was 80 percent contained Saturday night, Kunitomi said. The bulk of the fire had “laid down,” but continued smoldering as firefighters stood watch.
Officials will remove the scorched car from the forest at a later date, Licon said. The cause of the crash was under investigation.
Glendora Mountain Road was expected to be closed between Big Dalton Canyon Road and Glendora Ridge Road for through Sunday due to the fire, according to the CHP.
Any witnesses to the crash are asked to call the Baldwin Park Office of the CHP.

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1 thought on “Brush fire above Glendora sparked by car crash

  1. Accidents happen.In this case the cause just got worst. Imagine creating a fire in the forest. Whew…what a mess. The cause of the accident should be investigated in what way to find out what hapend.

    Stanley Lee from Carence vitamine D

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