Saturday, 2 September 2017
Mayor Eric Garcetti: Wildfire Largest ‘in L.A. City History’
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NICK UT / APSEPTEMBER 2, 2017 | 01:23PM PT
A Los Angeles wildfire that Mayor Eric Garcetti calls the “largest fire by acreage in L.A. City history” is raging close to the Burbank Media District, where AMC Theatres has 30 screens in three locations. The La Tuna Fire is blazing through the San Fernando Valley’s Verdugo Mountains, driven by dry temperatures in the triple digits.
A spokesman for AMC said there have been no closures. While the fire is burning on the outskirts of the Burbank studio district — home to Warner Bros., Universal, and Disney — so far those locations in the southernmost Burbank are not endangered, but inconvenienced by smoke.
“I’m grateful to all our hometown Burbank firefighters and all the relief aid around the country,” Ellen DeGeneres tweeted. “Thanks for saving lives.”