Where There’s Smoke?

From atop some hill I don’t know the name of in Griffith Park, The Man and I spotted this large plume of smoke this afternoon around 3:30 PM.

Does anyone know anything about this? Or was it just the end result of some fireworks?

5 Replies to “Where There’s Smoke?”

  1. I’ll check the 9-1-1 call logs when I get into the office tomorrow morning, and post the results of my search then. Please rest assured that if it had been a major fire it would have been posted to the LAFD News and Information Blog.

    Stay Safe and Be Well,

    Brian Humphrey
    Firefighter/Specialist
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

  2. i saw this saturday night as well happening in the SAME EXACT SPOT while driving the 134 going towards the 2…but still no clue what was going on. (ALL weekend apparently?)

  3. If it indeed it was a *recurring* event, it may have been special effects for a film shoot or even a large barbecue.

    Given the likelihood it was not, I took a look at the official call log for Fire Department responses that day. We have 1,958 per day!

    The following calls in the region *might* have produced smoke that you sawy in or near that time:

    2:54 PM Rubbish Fire, Santa Monica Blvd x Vermont.

    3:23 PM Automobile Fire, Lorena St x Pomona Fwy.

    3:24 PM Structure Fire, 274 S LaFayette Park Pl x 3rd St.

    3:29 PM Structure Fire, 1628 S Wall St x 16th St.

    3:51 PM Rubbish Fire, 534 S Westmoreland Ave x 6th St.

    Thanks to prompt reporting and a swift response, all of the above fires were handled by the first arriving Firefighters. No injuries were reported.

    I hope this information helps.

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Firefighter/Specialist
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

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