CA Wildfires Still Burning

, Posted in U.S. & World News, Posted: Fri, January 17 2014 at 3:22 PM, Updated: Fri, January 17 2014 at 3:45 PM

(NBC News) Los Angeles, Cali. -- Firefighters made progress early Friday against a wildfire, apparently sparked when paper was tossed into a campfire,that tore through two and a half square miles of brush and forced thousands of people from their homes in the foothills outside Los Angeles.

Fire officials told reporters that the fire was 30 percent contained, an improvement from completely uncontained the day before.

People were allowed back into their homes in the city of Glendora but not in the neighboring city of Azusa.

Crews expressed confidence and said they were focused on putting out "hot spots" near homes and buildings.

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