Devastating photos show the wrath of largest wildfire in Los Angeles County history

The largest wildfire in Los Angeles County history had consumed 7,000 acres by Sunday evening, prompting California Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency earlier that day.

More than 700 residents from the Burbank, Glendale, and Sunland-Tujunga neighborhood in Los Angeles had been evacuated, but by Sunday evening the evacuation orders had been lifted, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Three buildings had burned as more than 1,000 firefighters responded to the blaze Sunday. As of 8 p.m. PT Sunday, the fire was 30 percent contained, LAFD noted. A wheelchair-bound 88-year-old man and his 78-year-old wife are among the homeowners who lost everything.

The fearsome La Tuna Fire chewing through the Verdugo Mountains could be seen from miles away throughout the weekend. At night, red-hot flames could be spotted from vantage points in northeast Los Angeles and people in Burbank were constantly stopping to watch from their yards, storefront windows, and shopping center parking lots.

After an intense heat wave, climbing into triple digits in the LA-area on Saturday, Sunday evening brought temperatures of 90 to 94 with a bit of rain.

As Los Angeles County faced the historic fire and grueling heat, other parts of the West were also sweating and burning. Multiple fires burned in Yosemite National Park over the weekend, with the Railroad Fire growing to 9,790-acres (23 percent contained) after thunderstorms worsened the blaze Sunday. Wildfires were also ripping through Oregon and Washington. And San Francisco hit a heat record of 106 on Friday, remaining in the triple digits Saturday. 

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The most devastating photos from the La Tuna fire in Los Angeles
BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: A Super Scooper CL-415 firefighting aircraft from Canada makes a drop to protect a house during the La Tuna Fire on September 3, 2017 near Burbank, California. At nearly 6,000 acres, the fire is the biggest fire in terms of acreage in Los Angeles city history. About 100 Los Angles firefighters are expected to return soon from Texas, where they've been helping survivors from Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
SUNLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 2: Residents watch the La Tuna Fire burning in Verdugo Hills on September 2, 2017. Hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze overnight and into the morning, and at one point the flames were spreading in four directions at once amid intense heat and wild winds. (Photo by Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
A deer looks for an escape route in an area burned by the La Tuna fire in the Shadow Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California , September 2, 2017. The The La Tuna fire exploded to 8,000 acres on September 2, 2017, prompting mandatory evacuations and destorying three structures. It is the largest blaze by acreage in Los Angeles city history. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: LA County firefighter Kevin Sleight extinguishes hot spots while battling the La Tuna Canyon fire along Crestline Drive in Los Angeles Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. Firefighters were assisted by cooler temperatures and brief showers in their battle against the 5,900-acre brush fire in the Verdugo Mountains north of downtown Los Angeles. Three homes and a shed were destroyed in the fire. (Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: Residents in the community of Tujunga watch nearby growing flames during the La Tuna Fire on September 2, 2017 near Burbank, California. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a news conference that officials believe the fire, which is at 5,000 acres and growing, is the largest fire ever in L.A. People have been evacuated from hundreds of homes in Sun Valley, Burbank and Glendale. About 100 Los Angles firefighters are expected to return soon from Texas, where they've been helping survivors from Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: An S-64E Sikorsky Skycrane firefighting helicopter flies past firefighters on a smokey ridge during the La Tuna Fire on September 3, 2017 near Burbank, California. At nearly 6,000 acres, the fire is the biggest fire in terms of acreage in Los Angeles city history. About 100 Los Angles firefighters are expected to return soon from Texas, where they've been helping survivors from Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: A man watches to see if his house and two of his cats on the other side of thick smoke and flames might burn near the community of Tujunga during the La Tuna Fire on September 2, 2017 near Burbank, California. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a news conference that officials believe the fire, which is at 5,000 acres and growing, is the largest fire ever in L.A. People have been evacuated from hundreds of homes in Sun Valley, Burbank and Glendale. About 100 Los Angles firefighters are expected to return soon from Texas, where they've been helping survivors from Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: A view from the La Tuna Canyon Fire on September 02, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: A scorched hillside and car is revealed after the La Tuna Canyon fire moved through the hills near Crestline Drive in Los Angeles Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. Firefighters were assisted by cooler temperatures and brief showers in their battle against the 5,900-acre brush fire in the Verdugo Mountains north of downtown Los Angeles. (Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: Firefighters watch a colleague emerge from fighting flames in chaparral brush using only a hand tool at the La Tuna Fire on September 2, 2017 near Burbank, California. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a news conference that officials believe the fire, which is at 5,000 acres and growing, is the largest fire ever in L.A. People have been evacuated from hundreds of homes in Sun Valley, Burbank and Glendale. About 100 Los Angles firefighters are expected to return soon from Texas, where they've been helping survivors from Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Police officers wearing masks due to the heavy smoke caused by the La Tuna Canyon fire in Los Angeles, California on September 2, 2017. Hundreds of firefighters battle the 8,000-acre brush fire during a triple-digit heat wave in Southern California that caused mandatory evacuations and the closure of the 210 Freeway.(Photo by: Ronen Tivony) (Photo by Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: Scorched terrain sits behind houses that were untouched by the La Tuna Fire on September 3, 2017 near Burbank, California. At nearly 6,000 acres, the fire is the biggest fire in terms of acreage in Los Angeles city history. About 100 Los Angles firefighters are expected to return soon from Texas, where they've been helping survivors from Hurricane Harvey. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: A scorched motorcycle at a home lies in ruin as it was one of three homes and a shed were destroyed in the the La Tuna Canyon fire along Crestline Drive in Los Angeles Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. Firefighters were assisted by cooler temperatures and brief showers in their battle against the 5,900-acre brush fire in the Verdugo Mountains north of downtown Los Angeles. (Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
The La Tuna fire burns above downtown Burbank, California, onSeptember 3, 2017. More than 5,000 acres (2.023 hectares) have burned in the intense brush fire forcing people from their homes, shutting down an interstate and sending massive plumes of smoke in the air, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: A cross remains standing amid the scorched hillside that destroyed three homes and a shed and is silhouetted at sunset in the the La Tuna Canyon fire in Los Angeles Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. Firefighters were assisted by cooler temperatures and brief showers in their battle against the 5,900-acre brush fire in the Verdugo Mountains north of downtown Los Angeles. (Photo by Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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