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Wildfires

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  • Colby Fire: Some evacuations lifted in Azusa as firefight continues

    Colby Fire: Some evacuations lifted in Azusa as firefight continues
    Some Azusa residents forced out of their homes by the Colby fire will be allowed to return Friday afternoon, though officials said one community would remain closed off. Azusa police and L.A. County sheriff's officials said residents living north of...
  • Colby fire northeast of Los Angeles prompts air-quality alert

    Colby fire northeast of Los Angeles prompts air-quality alert
    Los Angeles County public health officials on Friday issued an air-quality alert as crews continued to fight the Colby fire, which has displaced  roughly 2,000 people in Azusa affected by mandatory evacuation orders. The fire, which started early...
  • California drought brings risk of 'explosive' wildfires

    California drought brings risk of 'explosive' wildfires
    Record dry conditions across California could create explosive wildfires at a time when the state should be rehydrating itself, experts warn.  Across California, vegetation that typically rehydrates with rain between December and April continues to...
  • Wildfire east of Los Angeles is now 84% contained, officials say

    Wildfire east of Los Angeles is now 84% contained, officials say
    The Colby fire burning in the hills above Glendora and Azusa is 84% contained, fire officials announced Monday morning. The 1,952-acre fire had been 78% contained Sunday as crews continued to cut lines in steep terrain. Officials expect to have the...
  • Unrelenting winter dryness brings unseasonably high fire risk

    Unrelenting winter dryness brings unseasonably high fire risk
    California is bracing for what officials fear could be an unprecedented winter fire season fueled by record dry conditions that show no signs of letting up. January is typically a time when forest fire camps and air bases are closed and seasonal...
  • Colby fire northeast of Los Angeles stops overnight; 5 homes lost

    Colby fire northeast of Los Angeles stops overnight; 5 homes lost
    The Colby fire that has been burning above Glendora since Thursday morning did not increase in size overnight as crews took advantage of calmer winds to reinforce containment lines, officials reported Friday. More than 1,000 firefighters are now...
  • Wildfire near L.A.: Part of historic Singer mansion destroyed

    Wildfire near L.A.: Part of historic Singer mansion destroyed
    Ron Galloway, 63, stared at the smoldering remains of a guest house at the historic Singer mansion on Kregmont Drive, where he has lived for four years. Spanish-style arches were all that remained standing in front of piles of broken roof tiles and...
  • Colby fire: Threatened land once housed 'jail,' Girl Scout camp

    Colby fire: Threatened land once housed 'jail,' Girl Scout camp
    Tim Morales and his wife, Pam, bought more than 250 acres in the hills above Glendora, the site of a former Girl Scouts summer camp. They owned it for more than 40 years. They developed two private gated communities on the land, built a complex of homes...
  • 'Really scary': Fast-moving wildfire north of Los Angeles burns homes

    'Really scary': Fast-moving wildfire north of Los Angeles burns homes
    The Colby fire that broke out near Glendora, north of Los Angeles on the edge of the Angeles National Forest, exploded in size Thursday morning as dry brush, steep terrain and winds made for rough firefighting conditions. Nathan Judy, a spokesman for...
  • Wildfire northeast of L.A.: Homes burn, residents evacuated

    Wildfire northeast of L.A.: Homes burn, residents evacuated
    A fast-growing brush fire that broke out Thursday morning above Glendora started to overrun hillside homes as it grew to more than 125 acres, prompting evacuations, authorities said. The fire, reported just before 6 a.m. near the intersection of...
  • Wildfire near Los Angeles: Three people arrested, emergency declared

    Wildfire near Los Angeles: Three people arrested, emergency declared
    Arson investigators were at the scene of a wildfire near Los Angeles that exploded in size Thursday to more than 1,700 acres and destroyed at least two homes, authorities said. Three people had been arrested in connection with the fast-moving Colby...