Colby Fire

A wildfire burns in the hills just north of the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, Calif. on Jan 16, 2014. Southern California authorities have ordered the evacuation of homes at the edge of a fast-moving wildfire burning in the dangerously dry foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Two men convicted of starting Colby Fire

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Two men were found guilty today of lighting an illegal campfire in the Glendora hills and then fleeing when what became the 1,900-acre Colby Fire began to rage out of control. […]

05/16/2014

Smoke rises from the remains of a guest house destroyed by the Colby Fire at the Singer mansion on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Glendora, Calif. Firefighters were chasing flare-ups Friday morning in the damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Property tax relief for Colby Fire damage

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Homes and other buildings damaged in the Colby Fire may qualify for property tax relief, county officials announced today. Under state law, home and business owners may qualify for a temporary […]

01/28/2014

Firefighters clear brush as they battle the Colby Fire near Azusa, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Colby Fire not contained yet as flareups continue

GLENDORA (CNS) – Full containment of the Colby Fire, which has burned 1,952 acres in the Glendora/Azusa area of the Angeles National Forest, is now expected sometime Friday afternoon, a fire official said today. “We’ll […]

01/23/2014

Firefighter Jeff Newby carries a water hose as he battles the Colby Fire on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, near Azusa, Calif. Firefighters were chasing flare-ups Friday morning in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

3 men due in federal court today over Colby Fire

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Three men who were allegedly tossing papers into a campfire when winds sent embers into the brush north of Glendora, setting off the 1,900-acre Colby Fire, were due to make their initial federal […]

01/22/2014

Firefighters clear brush as they battle the Colby Fire near Azusa, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Firefighters have Colby Fire at 95 percent containment

GLENDORA (CNS) – Fire officials today said the Colby Fire, which has burned 1,952 acres in the Glendora/Azusa area of the Angeles National Forest, is 95 percent contained with full containment expected later in the […]

01/21/2014

A firefighter clears brush as firefighters continues to battle the Colby Fire on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, near Azusa, Calif. Firefighters were chasing flare-ups Friday morning in the damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Full containment of Colby Fire expected today

GLENDORA (CNS) – The suspects in custody on suspicion of starting the nearly 2,000-acre Colby Fire last week are expected to appear in Los Angeles Federal Court today, the day when fire commanders expect the blaze to […]

01/21/2014

An aircraft drops fire retardant on the Colby Fire on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, near Azusa, Calif. Firefighters were chasing flare-ups Friday morning in the damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Colby Fire 78 percent contained

GLENDORA (CNS) – Firefighters worked through the night to improve the 78 percent containment line around the five-day-old fire in the San Gabriel foothills above Glendora, U.S. Forest Service officials said. The Colby Fire affected neighborhoods along […]

01/20/2014

An aircraft drops fire retardant on the Colby Fire on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, near Azusa, Calif. Firefighters were chasing flare-ups Friday morning in the damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Crews make progress on destructive California fire

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — A destructive wildfire above foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles was reduced to smoke and scattered flames Friday, but the charred landscape remained too dangerous for 2,000 people to return to […]

01/17/2014

A helicopter carrying water flies over the residential area as a man sprays water on his home on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Azusa, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Colby Fire 30 percent contained

GLENDORA (CNS) – Firefighters overnight battled a flareup of the so- called Colby Fire in the Angeles National Forest north of Glendora but kept the fire from spreading outside the 1,700-acre containment area. The fire, […]

01/17/2014

Family members comfort each other as they evacuate their home as firefighters battle a wildfire, Jan. 16, 2014, in Azusa, Calif. A wildfire burned out of control near homes in the dangerously dry foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains early Thursday, fanned by gusty Santa Ana winds that spit embers into neighborhoods in the city below, igniting trees. Evacuations were ordered for houses at the edge of the fire. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Crews chase flare-ups in Colby fire

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were chasing flare-ups Friday morning in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles. Scattered […]

01/17/2014

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