Fire breaks out near Los Angeles River

A late afternoon grass fire that broke out along the Los Angeles River in Cypress Park scorched only about half an acre, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. But the small fire generated some huge flames and a thick column of smoke that was photographed by Nicole Antebi from Elysian Park.

Photo by Nicole Antebi


  1. The "you might also like" should be appended with "if you're a pyro" for this post…

  2. Just wanted to comment that that area is not merely "brush" but a thriving diverse habitat and one of the most mature of its kind along the LA river. It was a beautiful spot for hiking and birdwatching. I've seen some rare birds in those trees such as Osprey Kestrels and Tanagers. The strands of California Fan Palms were thick and healthy. Unfortunately there are some homeless camps deep in the trees and I'm guessing a cook fire got out of control. I saw it burning from Elysian Park and it really broke my heart. I hope they find the perpetrator and lock them away. Truly a shame and a major loss for anyone who cares about the LA river.

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