The La Tuna Fire, burning through the Verdugo Mountains since Friday, could continue to rage for the next few days, according to KTLA.
On Saturday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti reported it was the largest brushfire in city history.
As of Sunday morning, the fire had burned through 5,895 acres, with the coalition of firefighters battling the blaze reporting that it had been about 10 percent contained. Three homes have been destroyed by the flames, and another has been damaged.
The fire has engulfed hillsides in Glendale, Burbank, and Sun Valley, where mandatory evacuations have been ordered in several areas. Meanwhile, parts of the 210 freeway have been closed to traffic.
As the flames continue to spread, the area looks increasingly apocalyptic, with a wall of smoke and ash rising above the mountains.
A new time-lapse video from photographer Emeric Le Bars gives a sense of the fire’s scope—as well as its alarming proximity to heavily populated areas. (On Saturday, the South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory for the East San Fernando Valley, as well as parts of the San Gabriel Valley.)
The video shows the fire burning over the weekend, with the buildings of Universal City in the foreground.
The following images posted to social media further illustrate both the scale of the blaze and the efforts of local firefighters to control the burning. A total of 1,061 firefighters and nine helicopters have been deployed to combat the fire.
The La Tuna Fire is now burning in four different directions. It was a scary sight seeing flames roaring across the ridge as I was driving home last night on the 405. Stay safe everyone. God bless the firefighters working in this tremendous heat and all thru the night to get this dangerous fire under control. Photo @cafirescanner 11:38 pm PDT @BeverlyNBCLA 5 additional engine strike teams requested to the Burbank side of the fire. #latunafire #safariinn #burbank #sunlandtujunga #latunacanyon
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A brush fire that raged in the San Fernando Valley, north of the 210 Freeway, has grown to 5,000 acres. The La Tuna Fire burned heavy hillside brush in the Sun Valley and Sunland-Tujunga areas Friday. It began moving over the hills toward Burbank and Glendale overnight. 200 homes are under evacuation. The fire is 10% contained. ... Saturday's weather conditions won't help the fire fight, with dangerous temperatures sticking around the area. L.A. and Orange counties will see highs in the mid-80s. Valleys and the Inland Empire will be dangerously hot as temps hit as high as 104. Air quality will be unhealthy in those areas. The beaches will be more tolerable with highs in the mid-80s and slight fog and haze in the morning. ... Thanks to Eyewitness @rawfile_ for this shot of the La Tuna Fire from Sun Valley. Scott Reiff reports on the fire from AIR7, and Meteorologist Kimi Evans has your forecast, on Eyewitness News through 7am and 8am-9:30am on ABC7 and abc7.com/live. Share your fire photos, taken from a safe distance, with #abc7eyewitness.
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