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Fish Fire Information

How can I be alerted for Breaking News concerning Fish Fire Preparedness?

The City uses Nixle and other social media venues to communicate emergency information concerning preparedness for those within the Fish Fire Impact Area.  Our primary sources for emergencies are Nixle and Twitter.  This will provide information of impending storm information, evacuation orders and/or significant activities being undertaken by government entities related to the restoration and preparedness.

It is critical that residents and those working in the Fish Fire Impact Area sign up for Nixle so that you can be informed about time sensitive information that can protect life and property.  We strongly recommend that you register here and receive Nixle Fish Fire e-mail and/or text alerts (text the word "Duarte" to 888-777) to start receiving updates. 

 

Click here for Question and Answer sheet on important issues for residents or property owners in the Fish Fire Impact Area. 


 

Fish Fire Restoration and Preparedness Information:

 

Yellow/Red Restricted Parking Area Map

Restricted Parking by Street

Except in those emergency situations where immediate action is required, the City will give 24 hours notice to the owner of the vehicle by posting a notice on the vehicle and by posting notice on the City Website, City Facebook page, City Twitter account, electronic message board, City email alerts, and Nixie alerts.

The affected streets are as follows:

  • Greenbank Avenue both sides from Brookridge Road to Royal Oaks Drive
  • Greenbank Avenue both sides beginning north of Brookridge Road to end of street
  • Conata Street at Green bank Avenue approximately 150' east and 1.vest of the interseotion both sides beginning west of Green bank Avenue
  • Conata Street both sides from Greenbank Avenue to Larkhall Avenue
  • Deerlane Drive both sides from Greenbank Avenue to Mel Canyon Road
  • Bettyhill Avenue both sides beginning north of Deerlane Drive to end of street
  • Fieldview Avenue and Larkhall Avenue at Deerlane Drive approximately 150' south of intersections
  • Mel Canyon Road both sides from Brookridge Road to Fish Canyon Road
  • Opal Canyon Road at Mel Canyon Road and Brookridge Road approximately 150' easterly and southerly of intersections
  • Brookridge Road from Mel Canyon Road to approximately 320' east of Mountain Crest Road Brookridge Road both sides beginning west of Green bank Avenue to end of street
  • Mountain Crest Road at Shadylawn Drive and Tannen Crest Drive approximately 150' easterly of intersections
  • Mountain Crest Road both sides from Deerlane Drive to Brookridge Road
  •  Fieldview Avenue both sides from Deerlane Drive to Conata Street
  • Larkhall Avenue both sides from Deerlane Drive to Conata Street
  • Opal Canyon Road both sides from Brookridge Road to Mel Canyon Road
  • Mel Canyon Road both sides from Fish Canyon Road to Royal Oaks Drive
  • Mel Canyon Road both sides from Royal Oaks Drive to Freeborn Street 

Current Status:

Transit Service Status - Regular Schedule

This site is established to provide information to the residents & property owners that have been or at risk of being impacted as a result of the Fish Fire and its aftermath.  While the fire itself has been extinguished, the restoration and rebuilding will take a considerable amount of time, nearly 5-years according to experts from US Forest Service and LA County Fire Department.

While the effort to restore Duarte’s Foothills is underway, we must also prepare for severe flooding and debris flow problems that can arise during and after each rain.  The cooperation of all persons working or living within the designated Fish Fire Impact Area is critical to our single goal of protecting life and property.

 

Emergency Video: The Benefits of Preparedness

 

Emergency Protocols for Possible Flooding/Debris Flow Events:

 

Green Level

  • No evacuation orders in effect.
  • No rain-related parking restrictions in effect.
  • Residents encouraged to monitor weather conditions and be alert to changes.
  • No restricted entry to any city/county areas.

 

Yellow Level

  • No evacuation orders in effect.
  • Intermittant street closures may occur to facilitate clean up.
  • Residents are encouraged to move a vehicle outside of the impact area in case of street closures.
  • Rain-related parking restrictions in effect.
  • Residents directed to remove vehicles, trash bins and other obstructions from streets and/or travel lanes as they will be subject to tow or removal by authorities.
  • No restricted entry to impact area/potentially impacted areas.  


Red Level

  • Mandatory evacuation order in effect. All residents ordered to leave the impacted and/or potentially impacted areas.
  • Residents directed to remove vehicles, trash bins, and other obstructions from the streets and/or travel lanes prior to evacuating as they will be subject to tow or removal by authorities.
  • Residents will be directed to an Evacuation Center at the Duarte City Hall Community Center located at 1600 Huntington Drive, Duarte, California, 91010.
  • Residents electing not to evacuate will be required to sign a Refusal to Evacuate Form, acknowledging their awareness of the hazards/risks and assuming all liability for the decision to remain and shelter in place.  If you leave the area, you will not be allowed to return.
  • Entry into the area shall be prohibited to all persons except public safety first responders.
  • Residents will not be allowed to return to their homes so long as the “Red level” protocol remains in effect.
  • If you feel conditions are unsafe to evacuate, move to the highest safe place in your residence and shelter in place.

 

RE-Entry Protocols


A.
  Only persons and vehicles authorized by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department will be permitted to enter secured/impacted/potentially impacted areas.

B.  Only residents (with proof of residency) will be permitted to enter secured/impacted/potentially impacted areas, with Sheriff Department approval.

C.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department will remain at checkpoints for 8 hours after evacuation orders have been lifted.  Additional extra patrol will be conducted in the area for 8 hours after the checkpoints are lifted.

 

EVACUATION AND RE-ENTRY PROTOCOLS

WILL BE BASED ON THE DEBRIS-FLOW POTENTIAL OF THE

FISH FIRE IMPACT AREA

 


Emergency Preparedness Resources:

Prepare, Plan, State Informed (FEMA) – Includes Emergency Kit Information

Ready! Set Go! (LA County Fire) – Your Personal Wildfire Action Plan

Fuel Modification Plan Guidelines (LA County Fire) – Landscape Guide.  

C.A.R.E. (Coordinated Agency Recovery Effort) - Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

LA County Department of Animal Care and Control - Emeregency

American Red Cross (San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter)

Ready.Gov - Plan for Medical Treatment, Transportation, Evacuation and More Before an Emergency

FloodSmart.Gov - National Flood Insurance Program Information on Flooding and Flood Risks

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works - Fire Disaster Information

NOAA/National Weather Service, Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA

NOAA/USGS Flash Flood & Debris Flow Early Warning System

Southern California Edison - Emergency Preparedness

Southern California Gas Company - Emergency Preparedness

Homeowner's Guide for Flood, Debris and Erosion Control (L.A. County Flood Control District)

Landscaping Guidelines for Homes in Fire Hazard Severity Zones

K-Rail Information

 

  • Mel Canyon Road from Brookridge Road to Fish Canyon Road (Both sides of roadway)
  •  
    Deerlane Drive from Greenbank Avenue to Mel Canyon Road (Portions of south side of roadway)
  •  
    Deerlane Drive at the Fieldview Avenue intersection
  •  
    Brookridge Road at the Greenbank Avenue intersection
  •  
    Brookridge Road from Mel Canyon Road to Mountain Crest Road (Primarily on the south side of roadway and a few locations on the north side of roadway)
  •  
    Brookridge Road at the Opal Canyon Road and Mountain Crest Road intersections

Click here to learn more about K-Rail placement within the Fish Fire Impact Zone.