The La Tuna/Burbank fire began as a brush fire in La Tuna on Friday afternoon and quickly spread into a 5,000-acre fire nearing Burbank, California as of Saturday afternoon. The fire spread quickly because of high temperatures and winds, which carried the fire across the freeway, ABC 10 News reported.
As of Saturday afternoon, the LAFD had reported that approximately 300 homes in Burbank, 250 in Glendale, and 180 in Los Angeles were under evacuation notice.
The 210 freeway remains closed in both directions due to the fire’s spread.
Here are the current evacuations and how you can stay updated on any evacuation changes as they happen. So far no injuries have been reported and no homes have been damaged, as of late Saturday morning.
Current List of Evacuations
Here is a list of the areas that have been evacuated so far according. Most of these evacuations were already issued as of Saturday around midnight, and they still stand as of late Saturday morning, according to the LAFD.
- As of Saturday morning, in Burbank, Groton Drive & Hamline Place east of Stephen Road were being evacuated, according to the Burbank Police.
- Homes in the Brace Canyon Park area of Burbank were under mandatory evacuation as of 10:40 p.m. According to the LAFD, mandatory evacuation areas in Brace Canyon Park include Haven Way from Joaquin Drive to the top of the hill, Olney Place, Ramey Place (ABC7 calls it Remey Place), Mystic View, and View Crest as of 10:40 p.m. local time. These evacuations still remained in place as of late Saturday morning.
- ABC 7 also lists Lamer Street from Brace Canyon to Keystone Street, and Castleman Estates in Burbank as being under mandatory evacuation (Per ABC 7 as of 3:30 a.m. Eastern)
- Note: As of late Saturday morning, the Burbank PD said that residents living on Amigos Dr or Antigua Dr could return home.
- The Burbank Police anticipate the DeBell Golf Club will be closed on Saturday morning
- The Stough Canyon Nature Center area should also be evacuated, according to the Burbank Police
According to ABC 7, mandatory evacuations were also in place for the following Sunland-Tujunga areas as of 3:30 a.m. Eastern:
- Reverie Road (LAFD refers to this as a precautionary evacuation)
- Inspiration Way
- Hillhaven Avenue
- Glen O Peace Parkway, north of 210 Freeway
- Tranquil Drive
- According to the LAFD, voluntary evacuations exist in the following areas:
- Aileen x Hillhaven (Tujunga)
- McGroarty from Oro Vista to Plainview (Tujunga)
- Revierier area: Alene Dr to Hillhaven Ave, Reverier, Glen O Peace Pky, Tranquil Dr, Inspiration Way, Tranquil Pl, Hillhaven Pl (Tujunga)
- Haines Canyon Area: Charrick Dr, Charrick Pl, Estepa Dr, Wexlord Dr (Tujunga)
- Sunland: Shadow Island Dr, Wormom Ave South of Sunland
- Glendale neighborhoods of Glenwood Oaks and Mountain Oaks
The LAFD also stated, as of Saturday afternoon, that evacuation warnings are in place for the Glendale communities of Glenoaks, Mountain Oaks and, Whiting Woods.
- An evacuation center is set up at Sunland Rec Center at 8651 Foothill Blvd and pets are welcome there. The Red Cross is also setting up a second evacuation center in Burbank at McCambridge Park (1515 North Glenoaks Boulevard in Burbank) according to the LAFD.
If you are unclear about any of these evacuation locations, or if you are under one, call 911, as the information may change quickly.
How to Stay Updated on the Latest Evacuation Changes
To stay up-to-date on the latest evacuation news, do one or more of the following:
- Follow @LAFD on Twitter and choose to receive mobile notifications whenever a new tweet is made. You can do this by clicking on the three vertical dots next to the “Following” button and click on “Turn on mobile notifications.”
- Visit www.lafd.org/alerts and click on “Sign Up for Alerts” at the top right of the page. You’ll need to include your email and choose the bureau that you want alerts from. Be sure to choose Brush Fire and Fire among your choices.
- Text FOLLOW LAFD to 40404 to get text alerts
- Text your ZIP code to 888777 for emergency Nixle alerts from your local area.
- If you’re in Burbank, you will also want to follow @BurbankPD on Twitter and choose to receive mobile notification alerts whenever a new tweet is made.
The latest alert from the LAFD, sent at 11:49 a.m. local time on Saturday, reads:
Update Brush Fire; 11:49AM; 10850 W La Tuna Canyon Rd; Sun Valley; Fire at over 5,000 acres with 10% containment. 1 home lost at (Verdugo) Crestline x Alene (near water tank). The home was at the end of a road with a draw on either side that allowed the fire to run right up. No injuries. This is a slow burning, ‘backing’ fire (meaning it burns down hill) and we have resources at the base of the hills to defend homes. When the fire encounters a canyon, it can accelerate and burn uphill. Yesterday the wind was erratic and we are watching closely to see what weather develops today. Erratic wind/weather is the greatest threat to containing and extinguishing this fire. There are no new mandatory evacuations in place but that can change at any moment with a wind shift so please monitor all LAFD and Burbank PD media channels and also be assured if your area is under evacuation, Burbank PD / LAPD will be announcing and knocking on doors. Evacuation centers at Sunland Rec Center and McCambridge Park remain open and pets are welcome. Please be Ready, Set, Go (http://www.lafd.org/safety/education/ready-set-go). Number of homes under evacuation = approximately 300 in Burbank, 250 in Glendale and 180 in Los Angeles. 210 Freeway remains closed and CHP is handling and will determine when able to reopen. 4 additional fix wing water dropping aircraft requested from the State. Over 300 LAFD firefighters are working this fire in additional to crews not only from our neighboring agencies (Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, LACoFD, ANF) but strike teams now arriving from further afield. Total estimate of over 500 firefighters. Brush clearance plays a significant role in our ability to defend homes. LA City requires 200′ of brush clearance away from a home. That space allows us to put firefighters between home and fire but without clearance, we are unable to do so. Despite fire size, we remain confident in the plan in place and the work all firefighters at the incident are doing in defending property and lives. Evacuation update: MANDATORY EVACUATIONS: LA CITY – McGroarty Park area (McGroarty to Valaho in Tujunga), Wormon x Sunland (Sunland), Evacuees to shelter at Sunland Park at 8651 Foothill Blvd. Burbank remains the same with exception of residents living on Amigos Dr or Antigua Dr may return home. VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS: Aileen x Hillhaven (Tujunga), McGroarty from Oro Vista to Plainview (Tujunga), Revierier area – Alene Dr to Hillhaven Ave, Reverier, Glen O Peace Pky, Tranquil Dr, Inspiration Way, Tranquil Pl, Hillhaven Pl (Tujunga). Haines Canyon Area= Charrick Dr, Charrick Pl, Estepa Dr, Wexlord Dr (Tujunga). Sunland= Shadow Island Dr, Wormom Ave South of Sunland EVACUATION WARNING: For Glendale communities Glenoaks, Mountain Oaks, Whiting Woods (Glendale evacuation center = Glendale Civic Center). Approximately 500-1000 evacuees being sheltered across 4 centers.; FS 77; Batt 12; Valley Bureau; Council District 7; Margaret Stewart
The Friday night update read:
Update Brush Fire; 11:20PM; 10850 W La Tuna Canyon Rd; Sun Valley; We understand the concern of many residents seeing visible flames from #LaTunaFire. Due to erratic fire behavior, driven by strong, gusting winds, we are not able to give a firm prediction on all areas potentially at risk. We do have MANDATORY evacuation orders for the following streets in the Brace Canyon Park area of Burbank (Haven Wy frm Joaquin to the top. Olney Pl, Ramey Pl., Mystic View, View Crest) Please follow @burbankpd for the latest on those areas. Approximately 50 homes threatened in that area and the fire will likely reach the defensive lines at those homes in 30 mins. The current evacuation center is at Sunland Recreation Center (8651 Foothill Blvd, Sunland-Tujunga, CA 91040) but the Red Cross is now sending volunteers to open an additional evacuation center in Burbank at McCambridge Park (1515 North Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank CA 91504). The LaTunaFire is burning in 4 different directions to include down over the hills towards Burbank as well as north through the canyons above the 210 freeway (Map being posted to twitter @lafd momentarily). We emphasis that anyone feeling unsafe in their homes, despite existence of an evacuation order, should not delay leaving. You can call 911 to report your home under threat of the fire and you should then safely evacuate, do not wait until it is too late. Please continue to follow @LAFD (twitter) for breaking news and all updates will post to our website http://www.lafd.org/alerts where you can sign up to receive them directly.; FS 77; Batt 12; Valley Bureau; Council District 7; Margaret Stewart
Here are the latest evacuation maps:
As of 2:20 a.m. local time, the following road closures were in effect, according to ABC 7:
210 Freeway in both direction between the 118 and 2 freeways
Walnut Avenue at Sunset Canyon
Harvard Road at Sunset Canyon