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Firefighters tackle brush fire in Griffith Park

Firefighters tackle brush fire in Griffith Park
Smoke rises from a July brush fire near Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park. Firefighters were called back to the park on Monday after a new blaze erupted. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Fire Department is tackling a brush fire in Griffith Park, officials reported Monday.

Air and ground resources were called iat 1:40 p.m. to battle what was called a medium to heavy, one-acre brush fire, the LAFD said. Firefighters were being directed to the northwest side of the Toyon helispot.

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It’s the third recent brush fire in the area. In June, a fire burned about four acres below the Griffith Observatory. In July, another fire burned 25 acres and forced evacuation of the observatory. Neither fire damaged any structures.

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