Fires break out near Dodger Stadium as World Series plays on [updated]

Photo by Karine Scott

There was plenty of drama inside and outside of Dodger Stadium tonight. As the Dodgers and Astros faced off in the second game of the World Series that went into extra innings, two separate fires broke out near the ballpark.

The blazes were extinguished and at no time threatened the stadium, the L.A. Fire Department said.

The first blaze, a grass and brush fire, was reported at 7:36 p.m. near the L.A. Police Academy, located northwest of the stadium in Elysian Park. It burned about two acres before being put out in less than an hour with no reports of injuries or structure damage.

“We are working with Dodger Stadium staff and allied agencies to greatly minimize any impact on those departing the game,” the LAFD said on Twitter.

The second blaze began southwest of the stadium after 8 pm when the balcony of a three-story residence in the 1000 block of Everett Place caught fire, the LAFD said on Twitter. The damage was minor and no one was injured.

This story has been updated with the most recent reports from LAFD

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  1. Thanks for keeping us updated, Eastsider!

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