Monrovia fire: Mandatory evacuations
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for several Monrovia neighborhoods where fire officials are fighting a brush fire that began in a backyard and spread to the nearby hillsides. Crews from around the region, as well as planes and helicopters, are assisting in the effort to stem the blaze.
View Monrovia fire in a larger map. Information as of 9:00 p.m. Saturday. Source: City of Monrovia
With a meager 5.14 inches of rain so far, this could be one of the driest seasons on record.