The largest wildfire by acreage in the history of Los Angeles in the western U.S. state of California was 100 percent brought under control, authorities said on Saturday.
“The minimally smoldering 7,194 acres (2,911 hectares) are now 100 percent contained due to the relentless work of your firefighters,” Erik Scott, a public information officer at the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), made an announcement on Twitter.
The fast-moving wildfire has torn through La Tuna Canyon in Los Angeles County since Sept. 1, prompting emergency proclamations by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry Brown. The fire, threatening homes and critical infrastructure, has forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents and triggered the closure of a major highway. Read more