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. Not only people leave their resident but it also closed 9 miles stretch of the 210 Freeway.
According to the officials, the La Tuna fire is believed to be the biggest and most fierce fire in the history of Los Angeles. The fire has reportedly destroyed three residents in Tujunga. However, no injuries have been reported yet.
A 5,800-acre brush fire was 10% contained only late Saturday. The winds spread the blaze in the several directions. L.A. Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas said that firefighters faced the same condition on Saturday.
Terrazas said, “Our biggest concern is the wind and weather.” Terrazas added, “The erratic weather is our No. 1 challenge. If there’s no wind, this is a relatively easy fire to put out. But when the wind changes, it changes our priorities because other properties become at risk.”
On Saturday night, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared the local emergency, the mayor also asked Governor Jerry Brown to declare the emergency, “so that state and federal assistance can be provided to the city as quickly as possible.”
Garcetti said, “We are grateful for the men and women of LAFD, and all of our partner agencies, for their heroic efforts to bring the fire under control and to keep people and their homes safe.”
The firefighters were praying for some relief in the heat waves that have been engulfed the state for few days.
According to the National Weather Service, the winds were supposed to die down on Saturday night due to temperature dropped in the area of La Tuna fire. Humidity level near the La Tuna fire area was also supposed to increase. According to the weather system, there could be a rain and thunderstorms.