Update Brush Fire 09/02/2017

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