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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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)

A plane makes a drop

A Super Scooper CL-415 firefighting aircraft from Canada makes a drop to protect a house during the La Tuna Fire on Sept. 3, 2017 near Burbank, Calif. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

A charred hillside

A fire helicopter flies over a charred hillside during the La Tuna Canyon fire over Burbank, Calif., Sept. 3, 2017. (Photo: Kyle Grillot/Reuters)

A firefighter holds a hose on the 120 freeway

A firefighter holds a hose on the 120 freeway during the La Tuna fire on Sept. 2, 2017 near Burbank, Calif. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

Flame retardant after a drop

The La Tuna Canyon fire over Burbank, Calif., Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo: Kyle Grillot/Reuters)

Firefighters fight the fire

Firefighters use hoses and helicopters to fight the La Tuna fire on Sept. 2, 2017 near Burbank, Calif. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

Firefighters spray water on a burned rabbit

Firefighters spray water on a burned rabbit running out from the flames of the La Tuna Fire on Sept. 2, 2017 near Burbank, Calif. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

People watch the La Tuna Canyon fire

People watch the La Tuna Canyon fire in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

A helicopter fights the fire

The La Tuna Canyon fire over Burbank, Calif., Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo: Kyle Grillot/Reuters)

Spectators watch as flames encroach

Spectators watch as flames encroach on a residence during the La Tuna Canyon fire over Burbank, Calif., Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo: Kyle Grillot/Reuters)

Residents evacuate horses

Bonnie Murphy is able to evacuate her horses with the help of good samaritan neighbor Bill Ray Orme (L) who was offering his horse transport to help neighbors evacuate livestock as the La Tuna fire covers the Shadow Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, Calif. in thick smoke, Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Water is dropped above homes in Sun Valley

Water is dropped above homes in Sun Valley during the La Tuna Canyon fire over Burbank, Calif., Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo: Kyle Grillot/Reuters)

A deer looks for an escape route

A deer looks for an escape route in an area burned by the La Tuna fire in the Shadow Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

People look on at the La Tuna Canyon fire

People look on at the La Tuna Canyon fire over Burbank, Calif., Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo: Kyle Grillot/Reuters)

The La Tuna Canyon fire burns above Burbank

The La Tuna Canyon fire over Burbank, Calif., Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo: Kyle Grillot/Reuters)

The La Tuna Canyon fire

A member with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) battles a brushfire on the hillside in Burbank, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo: Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP)

The La Tuna Canyon fire

The La Tuna wildfire rages in the Verdugo Mountains above Burbank, Calif., on Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo: Paul Mounce/Getty Images)

The La Tuna Canyon fire

A helicopter drops water on the La Tuna Canyon fire at night in the hills above Burbank, Calif., early Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

The La Tuna Canyon fire

In this Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 photo the La Tuna Fire burns, left, and the Hollywood sign seen at sunset from Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo: Ryan Astorga via AP)

The La Tuna Canyon fire

A wildfire burns in La Tuna Canyon in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The La Tuna Canyon fire

A wildfire burns in La Tuna Canyon in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Heavy black smoke rises

Heavy black smoke rises as a wildfire burns dozens of acres in the Tujunga area of Los Angeles, seen from nearby Burbank, Calif., Friday afternoon, Sept. 1, 2017. (Photo: Richard Vogel/AP)

The La Tuna Canyon fire

A view from the La Tuna Canyon fire on Sept. 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo: PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images)

The Ponderosa fire

A firefighter battles the Ponderosa fire east of Oroville, Calif., Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Noah Berger/Reuters)

A plane drops fire retardant in Riverside

Riverside City Fire Department Engineer Peter Habib stands outside a home to help provide structure protection as a plane drops fire retardant on a hillside during the Marlborough fire on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Riverside, Calif. (Photo: Stan Lim/The Press-Enterprise via AP)

The Ponderosa fire burns a home

Scott Whitley watches as the Ponderosa fire burns a garage at his residence east of Oroville, Calif., Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Noah Berger/Reuters)

A Ponderosa fire evacuee

Ponderosa fire evacuee Lynn, who declined to give a last name, rides with his dog Bugs Buggy while watching the fire burn east of Oroville, Calif., Aug. 30, 2017. (Photo: Noah Berger/Reuters)

Flames burn a home east of Oroville

Flames from the Ponderosa fire burn a home east of Oroville, Calif., Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Noah Berger/Reuters)

Firefighters battle the Ponderosa fire

Firefighters battle the Ponderosa fire east of Oroville, Calif., Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Noah Berger/Reuters)

A tree burns east of Oroville

Embers fly from a tree as the Ponderosa fire burns east of Oroville, Calif., Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: Noah Berger/Reuters)

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