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Catalina fire: Day 1

Avalon Harbor at the waterfront on Catalina Island. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Juan Barahona talks to the mainland while fire burns behind him in Avalon Harbor. (Rick Loomis / LAT)
Santa Catalina Island resident Carlos de la Rosa watches as fire races through the middle of the island. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Jose Maria Pedroza and his wife Esperanza arrive in Long Beach after being evacuated. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
Evacuee Josephina Hernandez holds her 2-year-old son Axel at the center waiting for transportation to the overnight shelter. (Lawrence K. Ho / LAT)
Los Angeles County firefighters organize to control the fire on Santa Catalina Island. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
A Navy hovercraft arrives from Camp Pendleton to assist with the blaze and evacuations. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
Los Angeles County firefighter Scott Ross walks along Chimes Tower Road as the fire burns out of control. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
People evacuate the city of Avalon on Catalina Island. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
A 1,000 acre brush fire burns toward the city of Avalon. The fire threatened the town, prompting authorities to evacuate the west side of the island community. (Jeff Stanford)
L.A. County and L.A. city firemen arrive on a Coast Guard boat to Avalon. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
A plane drops fire retardant on Avalon as the flames advance. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
People waiting to evacuate the island try to avoid breathing smoke from the fire. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
People evacuate the city of Avalon on Catalina Island as a fire burns toward the town. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
A view of the fire from the pier at Avalon in Catalina Island. (Jeff Stanford)
A plume of smoke from the 1,000 acre brush fire burning on Catalina blows across the Island. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)