The La Tuna / Los Angeles fire continues to grow and remains at only 10 percent contained. It began on the north side of La Tuna Canyon Road in California around 1 p.m. local time on Friday, Sept 1. But then it quickly spread east and across the 210 Freeway. By late Saturday morning, Sept. 2, the fire had spread to nearly 5,000 acres and was only 10 percent contained. Now on Sunday, Sept. 3, the fire has grown to 5,900 acres, and Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles county. This is the largest fire in terms of acreage size in Los Angeles history.
So far, three homes have been destroyed and no one has been injured. Two of the homes were destroyed because they didn’t have brush clearance, which made it more difficult for firefighters to protect the homes.
Maps to Track the Fire, Evacuation Centers, and More
But where exactly is the fire? Residents have been crowdsourcing information from the LAFD and other sources to put together maps to help keep an eye on the fire.
First is the most official map, which shows the fire’s location, evacuation orders, and evacuation centers. This map has been shared by the Altadena Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Glendale. Because of the groups that have endorsed and shared this map, this is likely the best one to follow:
If you want to view a few additional maps, here are some other options.
Shaela Druyon has also put together a map, which she has been keeping updated, which shows the fire’s location according to public notifications, including mandatory and voluntary evacuations, shelter locations, and fire activity. As of the time of publication, she had last updated this map at 8 a.m. local time on Sept. 3.
And here is a progression map showing the fire’s progress from Day 1 to Day 2:
The biggest challenge to getting this fire under control has been the winds. Officials are hoping that calmer winds and cooler temperatures on Sunday will help them tame the fire, but weather conditions can change quickly.
Evacuations & Road Closures
Some evacuation orders in Burbank were temporarily lifted, but then new orders were issued in the Burbank Estates and Castleman Lane areas because of a flareup, the LA Times reported. It’s not yet known what caused the fire. So far, 730 homes were evacuated as of Saturday: 300 in Burbank, 250 in Glendale, and 180 in Los Angeles, according to the LAFD.
According to ABC 7, mandatory evacuation orders were in place as of Sunday afternoon for the following areas:
- Burbank Estates
(And voluntary evacuations at Country Club Drive)
- Glenwood Oaks
(With voluntary evacuations in Oakmont Woods neighborhood)
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- Reverie Road
Glen O Peace Parkway, north of 210 Freeway
Road closures include the following, according to ABC 7, as of Sunday afternoon:
- 210 Freeway in both direction between the 118 and 2 freeways
Country Club Drive at Sunset Canyon
Walnut Avenue at Sunset Canyon
Harvard Road at Sunset Canyon
Joaquin Drive at Haven Way
Bel Aire Drive at Vista Ridge
Scott Road at Haven Way
Bel Aire Drive at Amherst Drive
Bel Aire Drive at Cambridge
Groton Drive at Stephen Road
Sunset Canyon at Walnut Avenue
Sunset Canyon at Harvard Road
Keystone Street at Lamer Street
Wildwood Canyon area
Residents in San Gabriel Valley to San Fernando Valley and Glendale were asked to limit their outdoor activities. A smoke advisory was issued there because of the fire.
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