Fire Forces Evacuation of 40 Residents From Glendora Grand

Residents of the Glendora Grand nursing facility were evacuated Thursday after a small fire erupted in a closet. Photo by Zak Bushey.

No injuries were reported after a small fire broke out in a room at the Glendora Grand nursing facility Thursday afternoon.

A contents fire ignited in a resident’s closet around 2:50 p.m. The facility’s sprinkler system doused the fire almost immediately, but firefighters still evacuated 40 residents from the east building of Glendora Grand as a precaution, said Matt Briones, engineer with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

There was no word on what exactly sparked the fire.

Zak Bushey contributed to this story


This version of the story corrects the title for firefighter Matt Briones