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Fire near Los Angeles: Crews take advantage of light winds

The Chicago Tribune, 17 January 2013
Publié le : 17 janvier 2014
 Robert J. Lopez 
Firefighters were taking advantage of favorable wind conditions Thursday night as they continued to battle a wildfire that had scorched at least 1,700 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains above Azusa and Glendora.

Winds along Sierra Madre Boulevard, where neighborhoods were threatened earlier in the day by the Colby fire, had "pretty much died down," said Nathan Judy, spokesman for the Angeles National Forest.

He said there were some wind gusts to the east along California 39 in the San Gabriel Canyon, where crews on the ground conducted a backfire operation to burn brush ahead of advancing flames. The canyon, he said, "is a wind funnel. It's typical."

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