090117 - Major Emergency Brush Fire in La Tuna Canyon
At 13:27PM on September 1, 2017 the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to 10850 W La Tuna Canyon Road for a reported brush fire. As a result of strong, erratic winds, this fire grew to 7,194 acres by day six of the incident. Measured by acres, the La Tuna Fire is the largest wildfire within Los Angeles City since the Bel Air Fire of 1961. The dedication of our members and those of our unified partners and assisting agencies prevented any loss of life, limited Firefighter injuries to seven, and lost structures to five. Given the scope and complexity of this fire, these statistics are amazing and indicative of the collective skills of all the firefighters’ on scene. At its height, we had 209 Engines from all over the State, attached to this incident.
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