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Plumes of smoke waft through local skies as Colby fire rages

January 16, 2014|By Jason Wells and Ari Bloomekatz

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.

Plumes of smoke could be seen  in the skies throughout Los Angeles County, including Glendale, Burbank and La Cañada.

Nathan Judy, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service, said the fire had grown to at least 125 acres by 8 a.m. and that it was moving quickly “going up and down the hills.” The fire was reported shortly before 6 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Times.
 
Judy said that when he arrived at the scene early Thursday morning the fire had burned only four acres. It then grew quickly to 40 acres and then ballooned even further, he said.

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