GLENDORA (CBSLA.com) — The Colby Fire burning in Glendora remained 30 percent contained Friday evening as crews continue to battle hotspots, officials said.
The fire, which was allegedly sparked by three men in their twenties around 5:50 a.m. Thursday, has burned more than 1,800 acres in the foothills near the Angeles National Forest.
Overnight crews put engines in place to stand guard over the nearby communities, and about 1,100 firefighters were deployed Friday morning, along with nine helicopters and two SuperScooper aircrafts. They were battling flareups and clearing the dry brush.
“The conditions are such that they still continue to be extreme with the draft and the weather conditions being the Santa Ana winds, but we will continue to work very hard as far as moving forward with suppressing this fire,” Tom Contreras with the US Forest Service said.