Griffith Observatory Fire
A fire broke out near the Griffith Observatory in the Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, California, on Tuesday evening, according to multiple reports. The observatory was evacuated as a precaution.
The fire ended up burning only about three to four acres before it was knocked down at about 10:10 p.m., less than three hours after it was first reported. The fire was fought by about 95 firefighters, who battled rugged, remote terrain.
Helicopters were also brought in to help contain the fire using water drops.
Although firefighters remained on scene into early Wednesday morning to help monitor for any flare-ups, fire officials say the fire was contained without any injuries or damage to structures.
In their report about the fire, the Los Angeles Times reported that “aerial video showed plumes of white smoke above the blaze as fire crews doused flames from the roadway, aided by a lack of wind. Almost 100 firefighters put out the fire in about 2½ hours.”