Scenes from the ground Monday in La Caada and La Crescenta

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Below, firefighters make their way down a steep hill after lighting a backfire to eliminate tinder and slow the spread of the Station fire in La Caada Flintridge on Monday. (Photo by Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

Read more about the firefighters’ effort to set backfires and clear vegetation in this Star-News report.

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Below, hotshot firefighter Angel Reyes sprays water to protect a house in La Crescenta on Monday while the crew burns away vegetation to create a fire break. (Photo by Philip Scott Andrews / Associated Press)

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