Los Angeles wildfire largest in city's history, mayor says

PHOTO: The La Tuna Canyon fire burns in the hills above Burbank, Calif., early Sept. 2, 2017. PlayRobyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images
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A wildfire burning through mountains just north of downtown Los Angeles is the largest ever within city limits, the city's mayor, Eric Garcetti, said.

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PHOTO: Units of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) are the scene responding to fire along La Tuna Canyon Road near Burbank, Calif., Sept. 1, 2017. LAFD/Harry Garvin Handout via EPA
Units of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) are the scene responding to fire along La Tuna Canyon Road near Burbank, Calif., Sept. 1, 2017.

Only one home has burned and no one has been injured as the blaze that as of Saturday had grown to more than 5,000 acres and prompted evacuation orders for more than 700 homes in Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale.

PHOTO: The La Tuna Canyon fire burns in the hills above Burbank, Calif., early Sept. 2, 2017.
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The La Tuna Canyon fire burns in the hills above Burbank, Calif., early Sept. 2, 2017.

High temperatures afflicting Los Angeles as well as other areas in the West made conditions tough for firefighting crews.

The city's fire chief, Ralph Terrazas, said the fire is slow-burning and moving down a hill, at the base of which are homes. He said the biggest factor in fighting the blaze is weather and wind, and that while the wind was erratic Friday it is less so today.

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