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