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Thousands evacuate as Colby Fire burns in California

<p>The Colby Fire destroyed homes, damaged structures, and casted an eerie haze over Los Angeles.</p>
Image: California wild fire
epaselect epa04026057 US Forestry Service fire crews conduct a burnout operation as flames near homes in Azusa, California, USA, 16 January 2014. Over 500 firefighters, air tankers, helicopters and bulldozers are working to contain the fire which grew to over 1,700 acresSTUART PALLEY / EPA