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Colby Fire 30 Percent Contained, But Thousands Remain Evacuated

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GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — Most of the remaining evacuees from a wildfire in the foothills northeast of Los Angeles can now return home.

County emergency officials said Friday afternoon that residents in all but one neighborhood of the city of Azusa can return home. That means only a handful of the 3,700 people who evacuated the fire as it raged Thursday morning remain away from their homes, though it was not clear exactly how many.

Residents in neighboring Glendora were allowed to return on Thursday night.

The fire that burned 2 ½ square miles has been reduced to smoke and scattered ashes after destroying five homes and damaging 17 houses and other structures.

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