Mayor: LA wildfire is largest in city history

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Fire Department has issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents in Burbank as a raging brush fire threatens their homes.

Residents in the Brace Canyon Park area of Burbank were ordered to leave their homes Friday night.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the wildfire burning through mountains just north of downtown is the largest in city history.

Only one home has burned and no one has been injured as the blaze grew to nearly 8 square miles and prompted evacuation orders for more than 600 homes in Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale.

Heat that has afflicted the Western United States made conditions tough for crews in Los Angeles and beyond.

While temperatures could hit 100 degrees in the Los Angeles fire area, they’re projected to peak even higher in Northern California.

In Sacramento, temperatures are expected to shoot past 110 on Saturday. Forecasters said areas inland from the San Francisco Bay Area could reach 115, a temperature last seen in 1950.



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