Residents were facing mandatory evacuations in the Fish and Reservoir fires, which had burned thousands of acres and sent smoke billowing into the air over Southern California Monday.
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Duarte: The Red Cross set up an evacuation center at 1600 Huntington Drive in Duarte. Small service animals were allowed at the center.
Azusa: An evacuation center was established at Memorial Park, located at 320 N. Orange Ave.
In the Duarte Fish Fire, officials first asked residents with large animals to go to the Pomona Fairplex at 1101 W. McKinley Ave.
#SanGabrielComplexfire see evacuation zone STILL in effect You will NOT be able to return today for your #safety pic.twitter.com/c1cKrx6P2T— CityofDuarte (@CityofDuarte) June 21, 2016
The City of Azusa later tweeted that anyone with large animals, such as horses, were to go to the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center at 11127 Orcas Ave in Sylmar.
Pet owners can take their small animals to Wonder Dog Ranch at 220 Taylor St. in Monrovia.
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Evacuation Update (Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.)
Residents north of Royal Oaks Drive, east of Greenbank Avenue and west of Encanto Parkway in Duarte were expected to be allowed to return home at noon Wednesday.
Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for Duarte Mesa residents living above Markwood Street between Westvale Road and Tocino Drive, and above Conata between Tocino Drive and Mountain Crest Road. Mandatory evacuation orders were issued earlier for residents on Brookridge Road, with voluntary evacuations in effect for residents north of Fish Canyon Road from Greenbank Avenue to Encanto Parkway.
In Azusa, evacuation orders were issued for the Mountain Cove, El Encanto and Rainbow Ranch areas, with an evacuation center established at Memorial Park, 320 N. Orange Ave. Voluntary evacuations were in effect for the Mirador and Crystal Canyon areas.
Monrovia residents whose homes are located north of Foothill Boulevard and east of Myrtle Avenue and the Bradbury area were advised that evacuations could be implemented, sheriff's deputies said.
Residents in Bradbury and Monrovia were at the ready to evacuate at any time, though some who had already evacuated were frustrated.