L.A. Fire, Largest Fire City Area Has Ever Seen: Closes Highway, Spreading Fast

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La Tuna Fire

A grass fire broke out Friday September 1 in La Tuna Canyon in the Verdugo Mountains out side of Burbank, CA in the greater Los Angeles area.  The fire is now reported to be within the city limits of Burbank

The Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared a local emergency and told city agencies to

“take all necessary steps to protect life and property in the area.”

“The La Tuna Canyon Fire is an emergency that requires all available resources to protect our residents and keep our homes and other structures out of harm’s way,”

High temperatures and high winds have led to the fire spreading fast through the dry brush in the Canyon. Temperatures are predicted to increase in the next couple of days into the mid 90’sF.

The largest fire the Los Angeles city area has ever seen:

  • 5,800 acres burned
  • 10% containment
  • 500 firefighters 
  • 100 firefighters deployed to Texas for Hurricane Harvey are on their way home to help
  • Homes with mandatory evacuation orders: 300 Burbank, 180 Los Angeles
  • Structures Burned: 3 in L.A. city, 0 in Burbank, 0 in Glendale
  • Injuries: 2 Firefighters have been transported due to dehydration
  • Parts of Highway 210 are closed, East and West Bound
  • Mandatory and Voluntary Evacuations
Image: CNN Article on La Tuna Fire

Updates from L.A. Fire Department

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