Griffith Observatory Fire photo

griffithfire2.jpgDidn’t get as close as I would have otherwise (the kids were in the car) but with winds at 5-10mph and the air temp only around 90, this doesn’t look near as sketchy as last year’s Griffith Park fire.

Not yet, anyway. LAFD’s Twitter feed had it at 1/4 acre in light brush off of Hobart in Griffith Park, about 21 minutes ago.

Update: CBS 2 is reporting the fire had trees going up earlier on, but it’s laying down and smoldering at the moment. You may return to your work.

Until the next one starts up, of course.

The 5:55 p.m. update update: LAFD has it at 3 acres total, with 50 senior citizens in brief holding pattern but all’s well now.

Final update: LAFD says knockdown was declared at 6:29 p.m.

5 Replies to “Griffith Observatory Fire photo”

  1. It’s not in Griffith Park. I’m in the Valley, near Oxnard and Kester, and it’s pretty much due west of us.

    Honestly, it looks like Woodley Park.

  2. @mack,

    Thanks for sharing this. I was briefly out of town and must admit it strange to watch television in the Centennial State, with a temp of 22F and a foot of snow on the ground, to see wildfires (albeit small) beginning to take foothold in our beloved City.

    @agentprice,

    There was indeed a different fire in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation area, which is likely the one you noted.

    @frazgo,

    Thanks for the kind words. They mean more than you know.

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

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

    LAFD Blog: lafd.org/blog

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