Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times
On May 8, 2007, a fire broke out in Griffith Park that took two days to contain and burned 817 acres. These are scenes from the fire that threatened some of Los Angeles' most famous landmarks and was one of the largest fires in the area in three decades. Left, nearby flames light up Griffith Observatory. About 500 fire personnel were on the scene and water was being dropped by five Los Angeles County firefighting helicopters. They were aided by two aircraft from the state.
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