The Los Angeles administration on Saturday evacuated hundreds of people after a massive wildfire engulfed at least 5,000 acres in the United States. Mayor Eric Garcetti described the La Tuna canyon blaze as the largest in the city’s history ordered the closure of the highway in California.
Officials warned residents of erratic wind patterns which could spread the fire even further. More than 700 homes were evacuated after the fire destroyed one house. “Other than that, no loss of any property,” Garcetti said. “That is a pretty amazing thing.”
Around 500 firefighters are involved in the operation and 45% of the blaze was contained until Saturday evening, Reuters reported.