Snapshots show huge plumes of smoke created by wildfire

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CALIFORNIA – A wildfire has now burned more than 18 hundred acres in drought-stricken California.

You’re looking at a snapshot taken Thursday of huge plumes of smoke created by the fire in Los Angeles County.

Residents in the area took these photos.

As of this morning, the fire is only 30% contained.

Fire officials say the fire in the Foothills near Glendora was ignited by an illegal campfire.

Governor Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency for the state.