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Thousands evacuate as Colby Fire burns

The Colby Fire destroyed homes, damaged structures, and casted an eerie haze over Los Angeles as more than 3,700 people had been ordered to evacuate.

A car drives away from the Colby Fire in hills above Glendora, Calif. on Jan. 16. Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
The Colby Fire burns above Glendora, Calif. on Jan. 16. A portion of the former Singer home, of sewing machine fame, was partially burned. Three men have been arrested in connection with the fire and are being held at the Glendora city jail. Will Lester / Inland Valley Daily via Zuma Press
Firefighters are hit by heavy boulders rolling downhill, with one suffering a broken ankle, as they battle the fast-moving Colby Fire, in the hills of Glendora, Calif. on Jan. 16. Gene Blevins / Reuters
Smoke and ash plume from a wildfire that started and spread quickly in the foothills northeast of Los Angeles in California is seen by The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellite on Jan. 16. The plume of ash and smoke from the Colby fire blanketed much of the metropolitan area and prompted air quality warnings. NASA via AP
A full moon rises over the active flank of a wildfire off San Gabriel Canyon Road in Azusa, Calif. on Jan. 16. Stuart Palley / EPA
U.S. Forestry Service fire crews conduct a burnout operation as flames near homes in Azusa, Calif. on Jan. 16. Stuart Palley / EPA
A "super scooper" air tanker drops water as firefighters battle the fast-moving California wildfire in the hills of Glendora on Jan. 16. Gene Blevins / Reuters
Firefighters stand as water falls from a firefighting aircraft on the Colby Fire in Azusa, Calif. on Jan. 16. Jonathan Alcorn / Reuters
Firefighters walk down from the hills as wildfires burn through the foothills on Jan. 16, in Azusa, Calif. Dan R. Krauss / Getty Images
The Colby Fire, burns nearby homes, in the hills of Glendora, Calif. on Jan. 16. Gene Blevins / Reuters
Homes are engulfed in flames, as media reports on the Colby Fire, in the hills of Glendora on Jan. 16. Gene Blevins / Reuters
Darlene Mathieson helps her daughter Kelly Navarro with her parakeets at the evacuation center for victims of the Colby Fire on Jan. 16. Thomas R. Cordova / Zuma Press
Family members comfort each other while evacuating their home as firefighters battle a wildfire, Jan. 16, in Azusa, Calif. Jae C. Hong / AP