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Scientology Volunteer Ministers Helped Firefighters Battle La Tuna Fire

Volunteer Ministers provided relief for firefighters battling the blaze.

Labor Day weekend was no holiday for the hundreds of firefighters battling the La Tuna fire in Glendale and Burbank that tore across the Verdugo Mountains. They battled the blaze in the midst of a heatwave with temperatures reaching as high as 115 degrees.

By Tuesday, September 5, the fire, which burned some 7,000 acres of land and triggered hundreds of evacuations in Glendale and Burbank, was 70 percent contained. Mayor Eric Garcetti described it as the biggest fire in the history of the city, burning some 7,000 acres of land.

Los Angeles Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VMs) worked near the fire line helping support the firefighters by providing them water and food while another VM team rescued animals at the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center.

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers program is a religious social service created in the mid 1970s. For more information, visit the Scientology Volunteer Ministers website.

The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.

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