Brush fire breaks out near LA Zoo in Griffith Park

Brush fire breaks out near LA Zoo in Griffith Park


A small brush fire has erupted near the Los Angeles Zoo in the Griffith Park area early Friday.

The acreage estimate is holding at 30 acres in heavy brush with “steep and very difficult” terrain, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

No structures are burned and no injuries are reported. LAFD officials said winds do not appear to be a factor in the firefight involving more than 125 firefighters.

Tall, white plumes of smoke were spotted behind the popular L.A. Zoo as multiple fire engines and at least one aircraft responded to help fight the fire.

Officials said the L.A. Zoo is not open for business. Though there are no animal evacuation orders in place, zoo staff said they’re preparing some animals in case it is needed.

.@LAFD has responded to the fire in Griffith Park and is on the scene. Zoo staff are preparing some animals for evacuation and hosing down the most vulnerable hillside areas. We will continue to follow the instruction of LAFD.

— L.A. Zoo Lights ✨ 11/16—1/6 (@LAZoo) November 9, 2018

The blaze erupted amid two major fires burning at the Los Angeles-Ventura County border. The Woolsey Fire has charred 8,000 acres and destroyed several homes. It’s 0 percent contained.

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November 9, 2018

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