The Colby Fire is burning through the region above Glendora and Azusa, and thick smoke is visible from Los Angeles, 26 miles away. The blaze has already burned up 1,700 acres and at least two homes. Three people are being held by law enforcement authorities in connection to the Colby Fire. More homes are threatened, and over 500 firefighters are taking on the blaze in the drought-stricken area.
Dramatic images from Glendora and L.A. are pouring in. In Glendora, the Colby Fire is raging just a stones throw away (PHOTO: Reuters).
The smoke from the fire carries for miles around. On the mountain in the background, the fire itself is visible, looking almost like lava from an erupting volcano (PHOTO: Reuters).
The Colby Fire is covering nearby Los Angeles in smoke.
This truck is at a gate surrounded by the Colby Fire, not the gateway to Hell.
A Glendora family has the Colby Fire practically in their backyard. Mandatory evacuation orders are in effect for parts of Glendora and neighboring Azusa (PHOTO: Reuters).
The Colby Fire is mostly in natural areas, but it has already destroyed many man-made structures.
Droughts throughout California will make fires like the Colby Fire more common and more ferocious. (PHOTO: Reuters).
Until the Colby Fire is contained, one can't put many limits on how much damage it can do (PHOTO: Reuters).