Firefighters Gaining In Battle Against Largest Blaze In Los Angeles History


Firefighters gained ground Sunday in their battle against the La Tuna brush fire near Burbank, California, in Los Angeles County.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement 8 p.m. local time (11 p.m. ET) Sunday that the fire was 30% contained. All mandatory and voluntary evacuations had been formally lifted, it said, and the section of interstate closed due to fire and smoke had reopened. Four firefighters had non-life-threatening injuries.

More than 1,000 firefighters from the immediate region and throughout California are battling the fire, which has destroyed three homes and damaged one other, Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas said during a press conference Sunday. Burbank is in Los Angeles County.

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