Threat Subsiding in SoCal Wildfire

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the progress of a wildfire burning in the foothills northeast of Los Angeles has stopped, and the threat to surrounding cities is subsiding.

Los Angeles County fire Chief John Tripp said at a news conference in Glendora that the fire's growth has been stopped at 1,700 acres. He says some residents will be allowed to return home Thursday night.

The fire is 30 percent contained.

Tripp says five homes have been burned and 17 structures including some homes have been damaged.

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GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Structures are burning in a wildfire threatening dozens of homes in dangerously dry foothills of Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains.

Television images showed several structures engulfed in flames fanned by gusty Santa Ana winds that spit embers across neighborhoods Thursday morning.

Evacuations are ordered for houses at the edge of the fire.

The blaze has charred at least 125 acres above a neighborhood abutting a canyon of Angeles National Forest, just north of the city of Glendora. The wilderness area is about 25 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Raymond Roth says police are questioning two persons of interest detained near Colby Trail, where the fire was believed to have started. Roth stresses that they were not suspects.


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