La Tuna Fire 30% Contained, Mandatory Evacuations Lifted

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BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of firefighters Sunday continued to battle the 7,003-acre La Tuna Fire as authorities formally lifted all mandatory evacuations in all jurisdictions and all voluntary evacuations except for Country Club Drive in Burbank, east Sunset Canyon where Olive Ave. ends.

The fire was 30 percent contained as of Sunday night, according to LAFD.

More than 1,000-plus firefighters assisted by water-dropping helicopters worked around-the-clock in an attempt to get the upper hand on the blaze dubbed the largest in terms of acreage within Los Angeles city limits, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti.

The fire had spurred both voluntary and mandatory evacuation orders for hundreds of homes in Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale. For more information on evacuations, and shelters that are open, click here.

Authorities Sunday evacuated about 30 homes in the Castleman Estates area. Most of the evacuation orders for Burbank were lifted to residents late Saturday.

Two firefighters were transported on Saturday for heat-related injuries and dehydration. They are expected to be OK, and were said to be in stable condition. One firefighter was transported on Sunday due to a heat-related illness and also on Sunday one firefighter was treated for minor burns and one volunteer CERT member was medically evaluated.

The fire, which broke out Friday along the Foothill (210) Freeway, has destroyed three homes and damaged one home. Its cause remains under investigation.

The Foothill Freeway was shut down but as of Sunday evening was reopened in both directions.

Another wildfire burning in Riverside County’s Beaumont has grown to 3,200-acres and was 10 percent contained.

The Palmer Fire has spurred mandatory evacuation orders for residents on Live Oak Canyon Road between the 10 Freeway and San Timoteo Canyon Road.

CAL FIRE Riverside said law enforcement believes the blaze was sparked by fireworks.

Evacuation centers have been set up at the Redlands Community Center (111 West Lugonia Avenue), and the Yucaipa Equestrian Center for large and small animals (13273 California Street X G Street).

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