Brush fire forces Burbank residents from homes

Sep 03, 2017, 16:37
Brush fire forces Burbank residents from homes

Both Terrazas and Garcetti said the La Tuna fire was the largest in the city's history in terms of acreage.

On Saturday, hundreds of firefighters tried to get control over the fierce fire of about 5,800-acre, the brush fire in Verdugo Mountains which is situated north of downtown Los Angeles becomes the reason for evacuation for hundreds of people.

Firefighters on Saturday found the same erratic winds that can quickly change direction that were experienced Friday, the Los Angeles fire chief said.

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Brush fire in Sun Valley closes 210 freeway with flames and high winds

But he added that the "erratic" winds, which helped spread the fire Friday had subsided by Saturday.

Officials ordered mandatory and voluntary evacuations for 300 homes in Burbank, 180 in Los Angeles and 250 in Glendale - with several other communities bracing for the same, Garcetti said.

The fire, dubbed "The Tuna" raged near Burbank, in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California, on September 2, 2017.

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"We are anxious about the fire hooking, of course, into the southeast, into Glendale and working its way up from there", Garcetti said. In the Sunland-Tujunga area, homes on Reverie Road, Tranquil Drive, Inspiration Way, Hillhaven Avenue and Glen O Peace Parkway north of the 210 Freeway were evacuated as the fire continued to grow. Those Burbank streets under evacuation orders included Haven Way from Joaquin Drive to the top of the hill, Olney Place, Remy Place, Mystic View, View Crest, Hamline Place and Groton Drive east of Stephen Road. There were no reports of injuries.

To the east, a fast-moving brush fire west of Beaumont in Riverside County that erupted Saturday afternoon has grown to 3,200 acres and forced some residents to evacuate their homes. The 210 Freeway, which the fire hopped over shortly after it ignited Friday, also remained closed Saturday.

"Pets are welcome at the shelters too, so don't leave your pets behind, we will make sure we accommodate them as well", Garcetti said.

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Cal Fire said on its website that the fire near Oroville had consumed almost 6 square miles (15 square kilometers) and was 30 percent contained.

As of Saturday afternoon, more than 500 firefighters were on scene, and a large portion of I-210 remained closed.

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

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The "dangerously high temperatures" are the result of a strong high pressure and weak onshore flow, according to the National Weather Service.

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