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Colby fire live: Latest news on the wildfire near L.A.

As the wildfire near Los Angeles grew to 1,700 acres on Thursday morning, a state of emergency was declared and officials arrested three people in connection with the blaze.

Meanwhile, air quality plummeted beneath the expanding plume of ash and smoke. A news conference was underway at 11 a.m. on the wildfire.

The Los Angeles Times has a team of reporters on the ground.  See the latest real-time updates in our live blog.

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