Fire blackens hillside next to freeway in Echo Park

Echo Park fire near 101 freeway

Photo by Diana Nguyen

ECHO PARK — A small grass fire blackened a steep hill along the northbound 101 Freeway near the Rampart Avenue exit this morning.

Metro Traffic reported that a small fire had broken out at about 10:30 a.m., causing traffic to back up into the Downtown area.

Photos taken by Diana Nguyen show firefighters climbing the scorched hillside below the Dream Center, the former Queen of Angels Hospital.

No word on what might have triggered the fire.

echo park fire next to 101 freeway

Photo by Diana Nguyen

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  1. So far, we have been lucky

  2. Thanks to Firefighters and other Emergency personnel.

  3. Nice photos, Diana Nguyen

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