Los Angeles saw some of its worst wildfires in years over the US Labor Day weekend. The La Tuna Canyon wildfire scorched more than 7,000 acres. As of Tuesday (Sept. 5) morning,
it is mostly contained, after some cooler, wetter weather.
Local authorities warn that increasing
winds might fuel a resurgence. Mayor Erik Garcetti tweeted on Saturday that the La Tuna fire is the largest in the city’s history.
As many as
19 large wildfires have been burning across California, reports USA Today. Firefighters evaluate hot spots near houses in Sun Valley during the La Tuna Canyon fire in Los Angeles on Sept. 3. A fire helicopter flies over a charred hillside during the La Tuna Canyon fire near Burbank on Sept. 3. The charred remains of a home are seen on Sept. 4 in the Sunland-Tujunga section of Los Angeles. A house destroyed by the La Tuna Canyon Fire in Sunland, Calif. on Sept. 3. The La Tuna Canyon fire burning over Burbank on Sept. 3. Water falls on firefighters as they evaluate a hillside during the La Tuna Canyon fire on Sept. 3. Deer flee the La Tuna Fire at a golf course in Burbank on Sept. 3. Firefighters douse hot spots from a brush fire on a hillside near Interstate 210 on Sept. 4.
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A Los Angeles Fire Department photo shows units on scene responding along La Tuna Canyon Road on Sept. 2. (LAFD/Jeremy Oberstein) A fire engine drives past a burned area on Sept. 4 in the Sunland-Tujunga section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) A rain shower drops precipitation on firefighters monitoring the LaTuna fire burning alongside the 210 freeway in Sunland, California, on Sept. 2.