This is unconfirmed and via text message but I’m hearing reports of lots of smoke in hills near the Observatory, and flames on hill directly north of the corner of Griffith Park and Los Feliz. Anyone know anything?
Update: this link was posted in the comments:
A brush fire broke out Friday afternoon behind the Greek Theater and Griffith Observatory, prompting a response by about 100 firefighters, including crews aboard three water-dropping helicopters.
The blaze was reported at 3:29 p.m., according to Ron Myers of the Los Angeles Fire Department, who said crews appeared to be “making headway getting control of the perimeter.”
Less than five acres were involved as of 4:15 p.m., he said.