Los Angeles firefighters battle growing brush fire

Los Angeles firefighters battle growing brush fire

The La Tuna fire was believed to be one of the largest in L.A. city history in terms of sheer acreage, officials said.

By Saturday, just one home had burned, according to Garcetti.

Several hundred firefighters worked to contain the Los Angeles blaze, which prompted mandatory or voluntary evacuations for 730 homes in Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale.

Hundreds of people have fled their homes in Los Angeles to escape a fire described as the biggest in the city's history.

"Due to erratic fire behavior, driven by strong, gusting winds, we are not able to give a firm prediction on all areas potentially at risk", the department said.

CNN quoted Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as saying in a press conference that 300 homes in Burbank and 180 homes in Los Angeles were under evacuation orders.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the blaze about 70 miles (112 kilometers) north of Sacramento had consumed almost 6 square miles (15 square kilometers).

Temperatures in the area had reached as high as 106 degrees on Friday, accompanied by 50 miles per hour gusts of wind, according to Carol Smith, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

La Tuna burned in the hills above Burbank, Calif., early Saturday.

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No injuries have been reported, officials said. Though firefighters quickly extinguished the bulk of that fire, high winds caused embers to jump across the highway, sparking a spot fire north of I-210, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.

The fire has burned between 50 and 100 acres since it broke out at about 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The La Tuna Fire has reportedly grown to about 8,000 acres, prompting mandatory evacuations in some areas.

According to Terrazas and the L.A. Mayor, this is the largest wildfire that has ever occurred in the city, and that this is the first time in 30 years that the record is broken.

This fire, which was controlled at 10%, was reported during the long weekend of "Labor Day" (labor day in u. s.), a heat wave in the west of the country.

"It's very unsettling", she said as she watched, already having packed her vehicle in case officials ordered her street to evacuate.

The week-long heat wave was generated by high pressure over the west of the USA, the National Weather Service said.

Garcetti signed a declaration of emergency that directs relevant departments in the City of Los Angeles to take all necessary steps to protect life and property in the area affected by the fire.

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