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Los Angeles battles huge wildfire

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Hundreds of Los Angeles residents have been allowed to return home, as the largest wildfires in the city’s history appear to be easing, the BBC reports.

The fires, covering about 5,000 acres, started in La Tuna Canyon on Friday, triggering a state of emergency.

“We’ve turned the corner, but this is not over,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Sunday as he warned of “strong” winds.

At least three homes have been destroyed and four people are reported to have been injured.

The evacuations around the Glendale and Burbank suburbs were lifted on Sunday as rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters to tackle the blaze, the Los Angeles Fire Department tweeted.

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