Firefighters work to contain the La Tuna fire Friday. No injuries were reported.
Evacuated streets included: Haven Way from Rolling Ridge Drive to the top of the hill, Olney Place, Ramey Place, Mystic View, Lamer Street from Brace Canyon Road to Keystone Street, Brace Canyon Road above Rolling Ridge Drive, Groton Drive and Hamline Place, east of Stephen Road, and the community of Castlean Estates and Stough Canyon Nature Center.
People were advised to avoid La Tuna Canyon Road and the 210 Freeway in the area of the fire.
The city of Los Angeles went on a modified tactical alert Saturday afternoon, a move that allows police to be assigned to the fire as needed, according to LAPD Capt. Dave Storaker.
The fire comes as the greater Los Angeles area deals with extreme weather, including record heat and lightning storms.
Gunzenhauser urged all individuals in the above areas, or areas where there is visible smoke or the odor of smoke, to avoid unnecessary outdoor exposure and to limit physical exertion, whether indoor or outdoor.
CHP reopened all lanes of the northbound 5 freeway at 7 a.m. Roughly 260 of those were from the LAFD, she said. It's located at 8651 Foothill Boulevard, Sunland-Tujunga 91040. An evacuation center has been set up for displaced residents.
The 210 freeway was closed in both directions due to the fire's spread.
The blaze "is the largest fire in the history of L.A. city in terms of its acreage", said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at a briefing Saturday.
The Tankers and their neighbors waited outside their homes and watched periodic flare-ups - mindful that a switch in the wind could force them to evacuate. In other nearby neighborhoods, nervous residents packed up essentials but stayed near their homes and watched the flames with a mix of fascination and dread.
Known as the La Tuna fire, the blaze started for unknown reasons at about 1:25 p.m. and covered about a half-acre of medium brush when fire crews initially arrived at the scene near La Tuna Canyon Road, KNBC reported.
Though 110 firefighters had not contained the blaze, Gaffney says there's no immediate threat to the thousands of free spirits who erect a makeshift city and celebrate art and music on the dusty ancient lake bed on the Black Rock Desert about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of Reno.