Griffith Park Fire burns 25 acres, damages vehicles

  • Source: ABC 7
  • Published: 07/10/2018 07:36 PM

Firefighters took quick action and stopped a vegetation fire that erupted near the Griffith Observatory and left multiple vehicles damaged or destroyed on Tuesday. The blaze, dubbed the Griffith Park Fire, was first reported around 2 p.m. near the 2800 block of East Observatory Road, northwest of the popular tourist destination. It was initially estimated to be around 2 acres. More than 200 fast-moving firefighters were able to stop the forward progress of the blaze by 3:30 p.m., according to Los Angeles Fire Department PIO Erik Scott. Two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion, authorities said. Officials said the blaze burned a total of 25 acres and was 90 percent contained shortly before 8 p.m. Drones were brought to the scene to look for hot spots. Fire crews battled the flames from the ground and the air amid warm temperatures, high humidity and light winds in the area.


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