5000-acre La Tuna fire largest in Los Angeles city history

5000-acre La Tuna fire largest in Los Angeles city history

5000-acre La Tuna fire largest in Los Angeles city history

No injuries have been reported or buildings lost, but the fire has burned about 8 square miles (21 square kilometers) of sagebrush and scrubby pine trees along the Sierra Nevada's eastern front. Mandatory evacuation orders remained in effect for the Brace Canyon Park area of Burbank.

Subdivisions full of houses are within a mile of the flames, but officials say none are immediately threatened. A plume is looming over an Ikea store and crowded shopping centers in nearby Burbank, and is visible from Griffith Park and northern Los Angeles.

An additional evacuation was ordered in Groton Drive and Hamline Place east of Stephen Road, according to Burbank police.

Pets are being welcomed at all the evacuation centers, and officials caution that animals should not be left behind.

Firefighters in Los Angeles County faced another day of triple-digit temperatures as a heat wave that has gripped the state continues. Firefighters initially feared the flames would reach homes by midnight Friday.

Mayor Garcetti said he had "great confidence" the fire could be contained so long as the wind subsides; as of the weekend it had mostly done so.

Firefighters worked to surround the blaze as multiple choppers performed water drops "to take the heat out of the head of the fire", Scott said. Roughly 260 of those were from the LAFD, she said.

The neighborhood along Wornom Avenue near Sunland Boulevard in Sunland was also under mandatory evacuation orders, while Terraazas said Shadow Island Drive and Worman Avenue south of Sunland Boulevard in Sunland were under voluntary evacuation orders. An evacuation center has been set up for displaced residents.

Three structures had burned, at least two of them homes, but fire officials said they were confident they could tame the blaze unless winds picked up.

Police shut down all traffic on the 210 Freeway as the fire moved across the highway, officials said.

A massive brush fire in California erupted to 5,000 acres on Saturday, threatening homes in the area.

He also advised all homeowners in the area to clear any brush on their properties to give firefighters a better chance at savings their homes.

As of Saturday afternoon, more than 500 firefighters were on scene, and a large portion of I-210 remained closed. An evacuation center was established at Verdugo Hills High School, 10625 Plainview Ave, Tujunga. While no homes are threatened in nearby Burbank, authorities chose to evacuate the DeBell Golf Club on Friday, the report added.

As of 4:20 p.m., an unknown number of homes were at risk and crews were working to establish a line against the fire's spread.

Terrazas commended the work of the firefighters from numerous departments battling the blaze.

Recommended News

  • Liverpool begin talks with Arsenal over Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain deal

    Liverpool begin talks with Arsenal over Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain deal

    Arsenal want any deal for the former Southampton midfielder completed as quickly as possible. The 24-year old's reason is not, however, the fee but style of play.
    Southampton 21/20 to win against Huddersfield Town in Saturday's Premier League clash

    Southampton 21/20 to win against Huddersfield Town in Saturday's Premier League clash

    It gives us a chance to be successful. "We know that we will have in front of us a hard game", the Argentinian added. The two teams have not met in the top-flight since 1971, with Southampton emerging as 2-0 victors on that occasion.
    Pakistan to issue official response on Trump's Afghan policy

    Pakistan to issue official response on Trump's Afghan policy

    "In the worst case", he said, the Pakistani government has been guilty of "active direct support" for terrorist groups, the media outlet reported.
  • France calls for transition from Assad rule in Syria

    France calls for transition from Assad rule in Syria

    Syrian government forces control part of the provincial capital of the same name and its airport, but have been besieged by IS for years.
    Kenya: 7 Students Die in Moi Girls School Fire

    Kenya: 7 Students Die in Moi Girls School Fire

    It is said that most of the casualties were as a result of a stampede and not the fire itself. Matiangi took those measures after widespread cheating in 2015 high school final-year exams.
    Cameron Meredith believed to have torn ACL

    Cameron Meredith believed to have torn ACL

    The injury, which should be confirmed within the next 24 hours, will obviously knock Meredith out for the remainder of 2017. He had two catches for 44 yards before being hurt on Sunday and had two catches for 26 yards in the team's previous game.
  • New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi: 5 things to know

    New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi: 5 things to know

    Khosrowshahi, 48, has worked at IAC/InterActiveCorp . for many years and led Expedia after its spinoff from IAC in August of 2015. He has also proven capable of making Expedia the leader in another industry full of change and competition - online travel.
    Lewis Hamilton fastest at rain soaked Spa-Francorchamps

    Lewis Hamilton fastest at rain soaked Spa-Francorchamps

    What's more, it set an F1 record at the 2016 European Grand Prix when it changed all four of Felipe Massa's tires in 1.92 seconds. Stretching 4.35 miles, Spa is so big that it's not unusual to have varying weather conditions at different parts of the track.
    Ronda Rousey getting married on same day as Mayweather vs. McGregor

    Ronda Rousey getting married on same day as Mayweather vs. McGregor

    Rousey (12-2) became the first female champion of the UFC in 2012 and went on a dominant run of six consecutive title defenses. He has four-match losing streak, with his most recent defeat coming at the hands of Oleksiy Oliynyk back at UFC 213 in July.
  • Before Harvey, big drop in flood coverage

    Before Harvey, big drop in flood coverage

    But after a catastrophic storm like Harvey , it's instantly clear why flood insurance is crucial even for lower-risk properties. The NFIP has another problem, in that the maps it uses to determine the areas most at risk of flooding are out of date .
    Google offers test for depression

    Google offers test for depression

    The clinically validated test, called PHQ-9, asks about energy, appetite and concentration levels, among other things. The self-assessment is private and is meant to help steer people who might be depressed toward in-person evaluations.
    All you need to know about Jackson Hole Symposium

    All you need to know about Jackson Hole Symposium

    The president wants to unwind the reforms, which could be a factor as he considers who should next lead the central bank. Trump pledged to do a big number on Dodd-Frank and seeks an America first approach to global bodies.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.