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A night of cops and fires in Cypress Park

Fires burning on San Fernando Road in Cypress Park

Photo by Clinton W.

Cypress Park — Fires. Police roadblocks. And a helicopter hovering overhead.

It was a busy and unsettled Wednesday night in Cypress Park, according to residents and authorities.

Police blocked off streets near Cypress Avenue and Granada Street after  6 pm, said one Eastsider reader. Meanwhile, a police helicopter hovered overhead, its searchlight skimming the neighborhood.

A few hours later, two fires were seen burning about a block apart on San Fernando Road near Maceo Street, said the same Eastsider tipster, who sent in photos.

What was going on?

It appears that the two incidents are not related.

L.A. Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said rubbish fires were reported at about 10:30 pm in the 900 block of N. San Fernando Road. He had no other information but noted that several rubbish and vegetation fires were reported earlier in the day on Marmion Way in Mt. Washington.

As for the police activity, right now we don’t have an answer. The watch commander at the LAPD Northeast Division this morning said he had no information about a search.

Traffic backed up near police roadblocks | Photo by Eastsider reader

Two rubbish fires burning on San Fernando Road in Cypress Park

Fires burn on San Fernando Road | Photo by Eastsider reader

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