1. EMERGENCY

    1,700-Acre Blaze Erupts Near L.A.

    A firefighter hoses water as he defends a structure during the Colby Fire in hills above Glendora, California January 16, 2014. The fire began early Thursday morning and has so far scorched 125 acres. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni   (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) - RTX17GPQ

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    At least one person has been burned in a massive California wildfire, prompting the evacuation of an estimated 2,000 people. Three people were arrested Thursday on suspicion of recklessly starting the fire, which is burning north of Los Angeles. The fire broke out at 6 a.m. local time and had already burned 1,700 acres by 10 a.m. About 550 fire personnel are battling the blaze.

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