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Towering flames blaze in Azusa foothills

Sparked by a combination of chaparral and dry brush, the Madre fire is blazing strong in the Azusa foothills. Students flocked to the West Campus drive-in lot late Monday evening to check out the rapidly spreading flames. County Fire Inspector Ed Pickett reported that word of the fire near Azusa and Sierra Madre avenues was received at 5:52 p.m.