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Colby Fire Facts/Video: Nearly 2,000 Acres Burned, Two Houses Destroyed in Blaze in Glendora; Three Arrested on Arson Charges

By Brian Hews

A massive wild fire, that appears to have been set intentionally has destroyed more than 2,000 acres and has already destroyed multi-million homes in the Foothill area of Los Angeles County near Glendora.

Known as the Colby Fire, members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department have covered on an area near Morris Reservoir, north of Glendora.  The blaze started at 5:50 am.

Members of Cal Fire, and the Riverside County Fire Department are currently assisting in fighting the blaze.

700 fire fighters have been dispatched to the area.

LIVE FEED FROM NBC LOS ANGELES

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for the area south of the fire and east to Azusa.

Aerial video showed residents, some carrying pets, running to vehicles and leaving the neighborhood through thick smoke.

Heavy smoke has consumed throughout the entire Los Angeles County Basin.

No injuries have been reported, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.


Three people have been arrested in connection with the fire. 

Hundreds of homes are in the direct path of the fire.

Fire officials tell reporters that the blaze is 100 percent out of control.

Eight air tankers are fighting the fire.

Air quality experts are issuing warnings for residents throughout the region.

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