Elysian Park hit with fire three days in a row

About 75 firefighters took about an hour to knock down a small blaze that broke out this morning on the eastern edge of the Elysian Park near a rail maintenance yard along the Los Angeles River.  No injuries or  structure damage was  reported from the blaze that began around 9 AM, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.  Today’s blaze was in the third in many days, with a fire on Friday skirting the 110 Freeway near Dodger Stadium and a second on Saturday that scorched one-half acre on a ridge.  Last year, several small fires – at least one of which was set intentionally – burned throughout different sections of Elysian Park, the city’s second largest park.

Photo by Echo Park resident


  1. Capturing whoever is doing this really needs to be a priority. It’s hard to believe these aren’t intentionally set and until this person is captured I think his activities will just escalate.

  2. Well, I don’t know the cause of that fire, but I definitely would not presume it is intentionally set! This is fire country and this is now the height of the fire season. It could just be an ember blowing on the wind from someone’s barbecue in their back yard, or a cigarette that should not have been discarded, that’s all it takes. There’s plenty of these fires every year.

    And there certainly is no reason to presume it is one person!

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