Los Angeles declares emergency due to wildfire

Brush fire in Sun Valley closes 210 freeway with flames and high winds

A massive fire has burnt more than 5,000 acres in the Verdugo Mountains north of downtown Los Angeles and forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.

He explained that the blaze was originally described as being a topography fire, because flames are running through steep terrain and narrow canyon roads, but erratic winds caused it to switch directions and start burning toward the Burbank area.

High winds sent embers from the original blaze north across the 210, sparking another fire, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.

- A brush fire threatened homes in the Sun Valley area on Friday, shut down a major freeway and threatened to spread to thousands of acres.

One home has been lost in the La Tuna Fire, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

"Our priority is saving people, saving property", Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas said.

This fire, which was controlled at 10%, was reported during the long weekend of "Labor Day" (labor day in u. s.), a heat wave in the west of the country.

The fire is just one of 29 which are now burning in California.

There are an estimated 500 fire personnel on scene.

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No injuries or structural damage were reported.

Carol Smith, a National Weather Service meteorologist, told the Los Angeles Times that a combination of conditions were working against firefighters: temperatures of up to 106 degrees, 50-mph gusts of wind and unstable air.

"It's snowing ash from the Burbank fire, there was a huge pop followed by my power going out", said Cory Pratt, a filmmaker, on Twitter.

The La Tuna fire has reportedly grown to about 8,000 acres, prompting mandatory evacuations in some areas, reports Xinhua news agency.

La Tuna burned in the hills above Burbank, Calif., early Saturday.

. Firefighters initially feared the flames would reach homes by midnight Friday.

The Tankers and their neighbors waited outside their homes and watched periodic flare-ups - mindful that a switch in the wind could force them to evacuate.

In Los Angeles, mandatory evacuations are in place in the McGroarty Park area (McGroarty to Valaho), Wormom Avenue and Sunland Boulevard.

"If it (the brush) is clear, we can put our firefighters in a better position to save the house", he said.

Approximately 300 homes in Burbank, 250 in Glendale and 180 in Los Angeles are under evacuation.

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