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A firefighter starts a back fire along San Gabriel Canyon Road in Azusa as the Colby fire burns through brush Thursday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A firefighter starts a back fire with a flare gun along San Gabriel Canyon Road in Azusa as the Colby fire burns through brush Thursday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Firefighters hose down smoldering embers near a home on Pennsylvania Drive in Glendora.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Firefighters try to protect the main house as a fire burns a section of Singer Mansion on Kregmont Drive in Glendora.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Rita Abouchedid covers her face from heavy smoke as fire approaches her home on Kregmont Drive in Glendora.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Spectators watch as the Colby fire continues to burn on the edge of the Angeles National Forest on Thursday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A large fire plume rises above the downtown skyline from the fast-growing Colby fire from the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Maurice Garibet scrambles to douse a spot fire as he helps protect his brother's home on Pennsylvania Lane as the Colby fire burns throughout various hillside communities in Glendora.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

The Colby fire that broke out in Glendora, on the edge of the Angeles National Forest, exploded in size Thursday morning as dry brush, steep terrain and winds made for rough firefighting conditions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A statue of Jesus stands in the front yard as the Colby fire claims part of the Singer Mansion in Glendora.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Glendora resident Cathy Doherty waits to be evacuated in the 500 block of Viewcrest Drive in Glendora as the Colby fire continues to burn.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

A brush fire broke out Thursday morning in the Angeles National Forest near Glendora.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

A water dropping helicopter makes a drop on the Colby fire in the Angeles National Forest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Playa Vista resident Jack Jackels prays from the top of a sand berm as a large plum of smoke from the Colby Fire rises over the at Playa Vista.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Smoke from the Colby Fire rises over beach goers at Playa Vista.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A home burns on Glendora Ave. as seen from Rainbow Drive in Glendora.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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The Colby fire that has been burning above Glendora since Thursday morning did not increase in size overnight as crews took advantage of calmer winds to reinforce containment lines, officials reported Friday.

More than 1,000 firefighters are now battling the fire, which remains 30% contained after scorching 1,709 acres, officials said. The main goal for Friday was to increase containment of the blaze, which officials said was sparked by an illegal campfire.

Complete story: Crews keep Colby fire from growing overnight; flare-ups a danger

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