Tonight’s fire was reported at about 8 pm near Grand View Drive atop a steep hill that rises above the southbound 5 Freeway. Firefighters on the ground and water-dropping aircraft have responded to the fire, which was burning uphill and had consumed about a half-acre of grass, the L.A. Fire Department said on Twitter.
The fire is the fifth reported so far since June 30 in the park. Tonight’s fire is burning near the location of a previou blaze.
Smoke from the fire was visible across the river in Cypress Park, Mount Washington and other parts of Northeast L.A.
Update @ 8:59 PM: The fire was knocked down in about 50 minutes after it burned about 2 acres, the LAFD said. The fire consisted of three separate blazes that burned near each other. No injuries were reported and no structures were ever threatened. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
— Jeff Vaughn (@JeffVaughn) July 12, 2017
— WendyCarrillo (@wendycarrillo) July 12, 2017
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