Elysian Park blazes have everyone on fire watch

Park rangers, who had stepped up patrols last week after hot winds blew across the area, and park employees had closed off the area near the Saturday night fire and have been on the lookout for homeless encampments and campfires. However, the weekend’s suspicious blaze, which is still under investigation, was not related to an encampment, said Senior Park Ranger Albert Torres.

While Torres works to clean up homeless encampments and warn park visitors about prohibitions on smoking and open fires, he can do little about his biggest concerns. “The most worrisome thing are the fire conditions: the humidity, heat and wind.”

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