VIDEO: Colby Fire Near the San Gabriel Mountains in Northern Los Angeles County

Some 700 firefighters were battling an out-of-control fire Thursday in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills north of Glendora, authorities said.

The Colby Fire is an active wildfire in the Angeles National Forest. The fire is believed to be intentionally set, and was ignited along the Colby Truck Trail in the San Gabriel Mountains in northern Los Angeles County, east of the city of Los Angeles. The fire started on January 16, 2014 and burned 1,700 acres, injured one person, and destroyed five homes as it was fanned by strong Santa Ana winds.

January fires are unusual in Southern California, but there are drought conditions and high winds, which led to a “red flag” fire danger situation.

The state of California is experiencing its worst drought in 100 years.

Three men were arrested as suspects in the fire that near Los Angeles that has burned over 1,700 acres.

The Colby Fire has burned 1700 acres and destroyed 5 homes

Colby fire at 10:00 p.m. PT last night.

Southern California firefighters say the massive fire in the San Gabriel Mountains is 30 percent contained, and that it isn’t advancing due to calmer winds.

About 3700 people were evacuated from their homes.


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