“No Active Fire Left” In Los Angeles Blaze

September 06, 2017 13:17
“No Active Fire Left” In Los Angeles Blaze

California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued State of Emergency in LA County on Sunday as Los Angeles largest-ever La Tuna Wildfire Occurred. This fire is considered as one of the largest fire in city’s history.

Fire-fighters battled with this fire and continued to make progress on Monday due to cooler temperatures, rain and lighter winds, said officials. La Tuna fire jumped from 5,800 to 7,000 acres, fire fighters made big gains containing the blaze.

LA Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas said, “Fire operations are still not over, there’s still a lot to be done”. He was Cautious saying the fire could increase.

Fire Chief said, eight fire fighters suffered from non-life-threatening injuries, four fire fighters had heat related issues.

More than 1000 fire fighters from California have been battling the fire, which has destroyed four single-family houses and three other buildings. There are 206 fire engines and nine helicopters involved in this battle with fire.

Around 100 fire fighters were sent to Houston to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, are heading back to help with fire.

National Weather Service Office in Los Angeles said that High temperatures and winds through the weekend contributed to the “large plume growth and extreme behaviour”.

By Monday Afternoon, La Tuna’s Cinders smouldering near Burbank remained 30% contained, though the fire fighters we optimistic that figures would grow. As of Tuesday La tuna fire is 80% contained.

By A.s

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