Three homes burned as wildfire torches more than 5,000 acres

September 3, 2017

la-me-la-tuna-wildfire-photos-20170902-022A brush fire in the Verdugo Mountains north of downtown Los Angeles has burned more than 5,000 acres, making it one of the largest fires in the city’s history and one that officials warn could grow larger if erratic weather conditions continue.

Hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze overnight and into the morning, and at one point, the flames were spreading in four directions amid intense heat and wild winds. Three homes have burned, but no injuries have been reported, officials said Saturday.

Firefighters faced another day of triple-digit temperatures in some inland areas of Southern California as a heat wave that has gripped the state continues. By Saturday afternoon, winds were blowing up to 17 mph in the area of the La Tuna fire, with humidity at 27%, which was almost 10 percentage points higher than the same time Friday.

Burbank recorded a high of 100 about 2 p.m. while the thermometer hit 95 in the Little Tujunga area, according the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • roboteq says:

    These areas of wildfire are completely natural and the fires are part of the cycle of life for vegetation in these areas. If mankind insists on living in areas where fire is a natural part of the ecosystem, we should at least design fireproof dwellings and fire resistant areas around those dwellings to prevent the probability of loss of life and/or property. Having to fight these fires in order to prevent property damage and/or loss of life is very dangerous for firefighters. We need to learn to live with nature and stop trying to control nature.

  • Rodney Steward says:

    You would think that after all the fires that have taken place in California the God forsaken place would be wiped out!! LET IT BURN!

  • Clara Flores says:

    What kind of a teaser is the “They had no clue this was on their property”? The diagram shown is illegible.

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