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LA-area wildfire only smoldering; evacuees return

January 17, 2014 • National News


An aircraft drops fire retardant on the Colby Fire on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, near Azusa, Calif. Firefighters were chasing flare-ups Friday morning in the damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — A destructive wildfire above foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles was reduced to smoke and scattered flames Friday, and residents of all but one of the remaining evacuated neighborhoods were told they could go home.

Flare-ups occurred within the 2 1/2-square-mile burn area but none escaped the perimeter, said Mike Wakowski, commander of the multi-agency firefighting Login to read more

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