Two Southern California’s wildfires Friday shut down campgrounds and hiking trails as well as state parks and beaches in the Santa Monica Mountains and Malibu ahead of a three-day weekend marking Veterans Day.
The parks are not on fire but were closed because of the fire danger.
Campers holding campground reservations this weekend should contact Reserve California at (800) 444-7275 for refunds and park closure information.
The Los Angeles Zoo was closed Friday after a brush fire in Griffith Park prompted officials to evacuate some birds and smaller primate species, according to the zoo’s website. The fire was quickly extinguished.
Farther north in the Sierra foothills, the 70,000-acre Camp Fire has devastated the small town of Paradise.