La Tuna Fire now 70 percent contained, fire officials say

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The massive La Tuna Fire that scorched over 7,000 acres in the Verdugo Mountains is now 70 percent contained, Los Angeles City Fire Department officials said.

Fire officials said they are continuing structure and infrastructure protection.

The fire tore through La Tuna Canyon on Friday before making its way across Burbank and Glendale. Four homes were lost in the blaze.

Evacuation orders were temporarily issued for residents in all three areas, and the 210 Freeway was shut down in both directions for three days.

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Firefighters eventually got the upper hand with the help of some rain that poured down on several areas of Southern California on Sunday and Monday.

Fire officials said four people suffered injuries in the blaze, but two were severe dehydration, other had minor burns and one person had an allergic reaction to a bee sting. Two firefighters were treated for dehydration.

On Sunday, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Los Angeles County due to the effects of the blaze, which officials believe is the largest blaze by acreage in Los Angeles city history.

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Los Angeles city and county agencies used water-dropping helicopters and Super Scoopers to help fight the flames from the air.

The cause of the fire was unknown.

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