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A burned out home

Craig Bolleson hugs his friend in his burned out home, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in the Sunland-Tujunga section of Los Angeles. (Photo: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP)

Wildfire on edge of Los Angeles forces evacuations

Officials say a Los Angeles fire that destroyed four homes and threatened hillside neighborhoods is no longer burning actively.

Still, Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas said Monday that wind conditions could reignite the blaze, so fire officials were not reducing the number of firefighters at the scene.

A sudden gusty series of rainstorms allowed officials Sunday to call off evacuations for Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale and allow all of the 1,400 people who had fled to return to their homes.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called the fire the largest in the city’s history and had declared a local emergency. The fire has burned nearly 11 square miles (28 kilometers) and was 30 percent contained.

Fire officials had initially said three homes were destroyed but upped that number Monday. (AP)

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