LA Tuna fire forces hundreds to evacuate in Los Angeles

This aerial footage from ABC7 shows a brush fire burning near the 201 Freeway in the hills northeast of Sun Valley on Friday Sept. 1 2017

Updated 12:31 p.m.: The La Tuna Canyon Fire continues to burn upwards of 5,000 acres and has engulfed one home, according to the L.A. Times.

Burbank police directed evacuees to McCambridge Park at 1515 Glenoaks Blvd.in Burbank, and in Los Angeles an additional evacuation shelter was established at Sunland Recreation Center at 8651 Foothill Blvd.

The fire prompted the shutdown of the 210 Freeway eastbound at the 118 Freeway and westbound at the 2 Freeway. DeBell Golf Club in Burbank will also likely close, the fire department reported.

Hundreds of fire fighters were seen battling the blaze as the flames were spreading in four directions amid intense heat and wild winds. About 200 people have voluntarily evacuated.

Another wildfire burning near Yosemite had grown to 8.5 square miles (22 square kilometers) and entered the Nelder Grove of 106 giant sequoias, despite firefighters' efforts to stave it off. A plume is looming over an Ikea store and crowded shopping centers in nearby Burbank, and is visible from Griffith Park and northern Los Angeles. "It switched multiple times", said Terrazas, adding that there have been no firefighter injuries.

Seven ranches and a geothermal plant remain threatened. Many others, including some that have been larger and claimed hundreds of homes, have burned through metropolitan Los Angeles County over the years.

It has also damaged power lines and closed roads north of Sacramento.

Mayor Garcetti declared an emergency and asked the governor to do the same so state and federal assistance would be provided quickly.

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The man charged with starting the fire, John Ballenger, made his first court appearance in Butte County Superior Court on Friday, District Attorney Michael Ramsey said.

The temperature in Oroville hit 108 degrees (42 degrees C).

The region was so hot that officials with the Bay Area Rapid Transit system ordered trains to slow down on rails that were exposed to sun, expecting the heat would expand and possibly shift the metal track slightly, spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.

A crew with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection battles a brushfire on the hillside in Burbank, California, on September 2, 2017.

On Friday, fire officials urged anyone "feeling unsafe in their homes", to get out, whether or not their location fell under an evacuation order. It was about 10 percent contained, Scott said. It's threatening 500 homes.

No structures are now threatened and none of the fire is contained at this time.

Some 500 firefighters have been deployed to fight the fire.

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