LA battles largest wildfire in city's history

The wildfire, one of dozens burning across California, has scorched nearly 7,000 acres of the hills surrounding Los Angeles as more than 1,000 firefighters battle the blaze.
1:39 | 09/04/17

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And it turned out to the threat out west where Los Angeles is dealing with dean biggest wildfire in this city's history ABC's Marcy Dallas has more from the scene. Firefighters working through the night a state of emergency in California as dozens of wildfires burned including the largest police ever recorded in the city of Los Angeles. This is the biggest buyer fifty. Here is one of the biggest rise and our entire history. Scorching more than 7000. Acres of the iconic hills surrounding the country's second largest city. The wall of smoke towering above LA neighborhoods homes destroyed. This man using a garden hose on his group trying to keep the flames that day he inferno shutting down a major freeway more than a thousand people forced to evacuate. It's not over once we get this fire out you have mudslides but now some progress in the firefight inferno 30% contained. Evacuation orders lifted up more wildfires are burning across seven other states it's nerve racking that's assert this one in origin police say was started by fireworks. Leaving more than a 150 hikers stranded overnight Saturday first responders dropping notes from helicopters with a warning to shelter in place all of them finally rescued and in Washington State the jolly mountain fire now chairing 181000. Acres and growing. And back here in LA some embers are still burning around this house which you can seat would leveled this still. Just out the only recognizable thing left. And this is just a part of the destruction this fire left behind. Dan Paula. He can't understate the severity of the situation that last Marcy thanks for your reporting I think you Marcy.

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