5000-acre La Tuna fire largest in Los Angeles city history

03 September, 2017, 05:35 | Author: Ora Austin
  • Brush fire in Sun Valley closes 210 freeway with flames and high winds

Fire units from Los Angeles County, Angeles National Forest, Glendale and Burbank were on hand to assist with the air and ground fire attack and structure protection.

The LAFD said 50 houses were under threat, although the evacuation zone encompassed around 200 homes, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Just before midnight, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported that the La Tuna Fire was burning in four directions, including down over the hills toward Burbank and north through the La Tuna Canyon above I-210.

Police were forced to shutdown the Freeway as the fire moved onto the road, which remained close over Friday night.

But officials say the fire's location in steep and rugged terrain plus hot and dry temperatures are complicating firefighters' efforts.

Per the report, as of 5 a.m.no loss of life or homes had been reported.

The fire is one of 29 raging across California, even as the state has committed "a lot of resources in Houston", said Garcetti.

A strike team comprised of engines from the La Mesa, Viejas, Lemon Grove, Alpine and San Miguel Fire Departments headed north to assist with the blaze Saturday morning.

After five weeks, Trump bristles at his altered White House
Likewise, Trump's confidantes outside the White House have said that the president has used the switchboard to call them. Schiller has told people close to him that he will be leaving the White House at the end of September .

Hundreds of homes were evacuated Friday and Saturday morning, and one home was destroyed Saturday before noon in the Tujunga area.

Burbank police announced mandatory evacuations of residents in the Brace Canyon Park area after the surrounding Verdugo Mountains caught fire at about 1:30pm on Friday afternoon.

Garcetti said fire officials have "great confidence" they can defeat the fire, "with the exception if winds just pick up and go wild". Officials urge residents in the fire area to be ready to evacuate if the call comes, and to take their pets with them.

It also comes as the state has deployed "a lot of resources" to another USA disaster, the city of Houston, which is struggling to respond to devastating floods in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. A plume is looming over an Ikea store and crowded shopping centers in nearby Burbank, and is visible from Griffith Park and northern Los Angeles.

In Glendale, mandatory evacuations were issued for Glenoaks and Mountain Oaks, with a voluntary order in place for Whiting Woods.

Officials designated the Glendale Civic Auditorium and Crescenta Valley High School as evacuation centers.

The CHP had no estimate on when the closures would be lifted.

The La Tuna Fire near Burbank, California, torched at least three homes and continued to threaten others on Saturday, September 2, after it grew to more than 5000 acres overnight.

Recommended:

  • Texas Judge Blocks Law Banning One of the Most Common Abortion Procedures

    Texas Judge Blocks Law Banning One of the Most Common Abortion Procedures

    Attorney General Ken Paxton said SB 8 doesn't ban all second-trimester abortions, just D&E while the fetus is still alive. The law , passed by Texas' Republican-controlled state Legislature, was set to go into effect Friday.

    Katrina Vanden Heuvel: Against Trump, Republicans are all talk and no action

    In a Fox News poll, 44 percent approved of Trump's handling of the storm compared to 26 percent who disapproved. This means that offshore profit shifting by corporations would reap even greater savings than it does now.
    Kenya Supreme Court Nullifies Election Result, Re-run Within 60 Days

    Kenya Supreme Court Nullifies Election Result, Re-run Within 60 Days

    IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati has vowed not to resign because he was not "personally touched by the Supreme Court ruling". Judge David Maranga, announcing the verdict, said: "The declaration [of Kenyatta's win] is invalid , null and void".
  • Wisconsin Red Cross volunteers taking part in relief efforts

    Wisconsin Red Cross volunteers taking part in relief efforts

    The American Red Cross has scheduled more one-day boot camps to train volunteers to help with Harvey flood relief. I understand the generosity of the American public. "Many of them have lost everything".
    Ezekiel Elliott and NFLPA take legal action against NFL

    Ezekiel Elliott and NFLPA take legal action against NFL

    The union will attempt to persuade a court to agree that Goodell's suspension of Elliott can't stand, even if Henderson backs it. The short answer is that Elliott is looking to avoid a suspension altogether.
    Immigrant protections have halved kids' mental health problems

    Immigrant protections have halved kids' mental health problems

    Kayleigh Lovvorn, a spokeswoman for Texas attorney general, on Thursday said her office has no plans to push back the September 5 date.
  • Grading the Kyrie Irving - Isaiah Thomas trade

    Grading the Kyrie Irving - Isaiah Thomas trade

    So, with new doubt surrounding the deal, Irving suddenly seems to be up for grabs again-or so the Milwaukee Bucks assume, anyway. The Cavs had better odds of defeating the Warriors with Irving on their side, but he's gone now.
    New orders push factory PMI up in August

    New orders push factory PMI up in August

    China's manufacturing sector has been posting solid growth thanks to domestic infrastructure spending and a recovery in exports. Efforts to reduce costs led many manufacturers to cut payroll jobs, but the pace of firings was the lowest in three months.
    Google Assistant coming to more speakers and appliances soon

    Google Assistant coming to more speakers and appliances soon

    The announcements were made ahead of of IFA , an worldwide consumer electronics show to take place September 1-6 in Berlin. Outside of speakers, the Google Assistant will arrive in appliances from companies like LG later this year too .
  • Capital Area Humane Society to send staff, transport vehicle to Texas

    Capital Area Humane Society to send staff, transport vehicle to Texas

    Chattanooga's Humane Educational Society is taking in pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flooding. Anyone who wants to help but can't bring in pets should donate to animal rescue programs in Texas, Bird said.
    On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

    On the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

    The final days of Hajj coincide with the Eid al-Adha holiday, or "Feast of Sacrifice", to commemorate Ibrahim s test of faith. The four-day Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, is considered one of the most important holidays in the Muslim calendar.
    Indian space organization to launch first satellite built by private sector

    Indian space organization to launch first satellite built by private sector

    The navigation system would have been helpful for railways in tracking trains and also giving alerts for unmanned level crossings. The ISRO on Thursday launched navigation satellite "IRNSS-1H" from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota .


Popular

Kenya's ruling to nullify vote could influence other nations
Thousands of Odinga supporters flooded the streets of Nairobi's Kibera slum and his strongholds in the western city of Kisumu . Mr Kwarteng fears that the incumbent governemnt may take advantage of their incumbency through the electoral commission.

Shelley Berman, wry 'sit-down' comic and 'Curb' dad, dies at 92
His 1959 album Inside Shelley Berman was awarded a gold record and became the first comedy album to win a Grammy. Berman and his wife adopted a son, Joshua, as well, who died of a brain tumor in 1977 at the age of 12.

Iran Complying With Nuclear Deal — UN Atomic Agency
In April, he ordered a review of whether a suspension of nuclear sanctions on Iran was in the USA interest. "That is a problem". But they said Washington has not provided such indications to back up its pressure on the IAEA to make such a request.

2 killed as mountain of garbage collapses in New Delhi
However, A team of the National Disaster Response Force or NDRF and the rescue operations are now underway. However, the Ghazipur dump was 60 metres high - as tall as a 15-storey building, some estimated.

Bruce Springsteen Adds 10 Weeks to Broadway Residency
Fans who did not sign up the first time around may register to take part in the Verified Fan presale for the additional shows. The presale for the next batch of Springsteen tickets will take place next Thursday, September 7 at 10:00 AM ET.