Los Angeles declares emergency due to wildfire

Los Angeles declares emergency due to wildfire

"The mayor of the City of angels, Eric Garcetti, said at a press conference Saturday that the fire said "The Tuna", which has already swallowed more than 2,000 hectares, was the largest fire in the history of Los Angeles".

According to the AQMD smoke advisory, vulnerable people should stay in their houses and turn on the air conditioner - always remembering to clean the filter periodically.

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

The trail remained closed Saturday as firefighters worked to put down the blaze, officials say.

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.

At least 350 firefighters and other personnel raced to contain the flames as residents in the nearby canyons stood watch. An evacuation center was established at Verdugo Hills High School, 10625 Plainview Ave, Tujunga.

The Burbank Police Department also ordered the evacuation of the Stough Canyon Nature Center and closed DeBell Golf Club, according to the LAFD.

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Firefighters donned night vision goggles as they performed overnight water drops to "to take the heat out of the head of the fire".

About 500 firefighters from numerous departments are battling the blaze, which sparked for unknown reasons at approximately 1:25 p.m. Friday near the 10800 block of La Tuna Canyon Road. It only burned about a quarter acre of brush as it moved uphill. "But then we had that storm cell come through". With an all-time high of 106 on Friday, it became just the third time since the 1870s that San Francisco had back-to-back triple-digit days. "It started traveling south toward the Burbank city limits".

The city's officials would have to reassess that plan if the winds "just pick up and go wild", he said.

The week-long heat wave was generated by high pressure over the west of the United States, the National Weather Service said. In Burbank, additional surface-street closures included Walnut Ave at Sunset Canyon and Harvard Rd at Sunset Canyon.

Temperatures reached 100 degrees in Burbank, where hundreds of firefighters battled the La Tuna brush fire.

"It is hard to tell where ash or soot from a fire will go, or how winds will affect the level of dust particles in the air, so we ask all individuals to be aware of their immediate environment and to take actions to safeguard their health", said Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, Interim Health Officer for Los Angeles County.

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