“Triangle Fire” enters LA County, Diamond Bar has mandatory evacs

I got a call from my friend Larry in Diamond Bar advising he was being evacuated as the “Triangle Fire” had crossed into LA County.  A quick check of NBC4 shows that this is true and part of the 57 Freeway has been closed as well on the eastern side of the metro area right at the county line .  

From NBC4: More Evacuations, 9:45 a.m.: The Country Estates gated community in Diamond Bar is being evacuated as the Freeway Complex fire has jumped to the north, and is moving into Los Angeles County.

Traffic Alert, 8:30 a.m. Sunday:  A flare-up of the Freeway Complex fire in Brea Pass has forced the closure of the Orange (57) Freeway between Lambert Road and the Pomona (60) Freeway. A passing motorist reported that flames had erupted on the west side of the freeway at about 8:15 a.m.

Update 11:57AM Crime Scene blog posts a good map of the Diamond Bar Evacuation area.

With this new information I would suggest checking freeway closures in the eastern end of the metro area if you are heading into the OC today.

Pic by my friend Shane and used with his permission.  They were taken late yesterday from the Palms Hotel in Industry where he houses some of his Limos looking towards the fires that were then in Chino Hills.