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Colby Fire Updates — Azusa, Yucca Ridge, Highway 39 evacuations in effect, 35% containment

Colby Fire Updates 1-17-2014, 9:15 a.m. pacific time

Colby Fire Updates 1-17-2014, 9:15 a.m. pacific time

The recent Colby Fire in Glendora was updated by the Inciweb Incident information system at 9:15 a.m., January 17, 2014.

Though firefighters managed to reach 35% containment overnight, the Colby brush fire has destroyed 5 homes in the Glendora, California area.

READ: Three detained in cause of Colby fire in Glendora California, Southern California Red Flag concerns as winds continue to rise

At this time, 3,600 people remain evacuated in the area of Azusa and closures and evacuations remain in effect for the neighborhoods of Yucca Ridge to Highway 39, according to a press conference with LA County Fire Department. Approximately 1,600 allowed to return to their homes in Glendora.

Jeffrey Bell of NBCLA4 captured this image of the Colby Fire

Jeffrey Bell of NBCLA4 captured this image of the Colby Fire

33 hand crews, 140 engines, 9 helicopters, 1 bull dozer, and 4 fixed-wing planes are currently battling the blaze. The weather remains a factor, with a red flag warning remaining in effect from high winds, low humidity, and extremely dry conditions in brush not burned in over 40 years.

Stay tuned for further updates for the Colby Fire.

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About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

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