A brush fire burned more than six acres in the heart of Elysian Park this afternoon before it was knocked down by firefighters.
The L.A. Fire Department deployed water dropping helicopters and about 100 firefighters to put out the blaze, which broke out at about noon below Angel’s Point near Stadium Way and Academy Road. It took about an hour to extinguish the blaze. There were no reports of injuries or damage to structures.
Though the fire consumed only a fraction of the approximately 500-acre park, it was the largest blaze to hit Elysian Park, where hundreds of trees are dead and dying from drought and disease, in recent years.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.
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