Brush Fire Erupts Near Griffith Park Observatory

Brush Fire Erupts Near Griffith Park Observatory

News Staff

Firefighters were battling a blaze Tuesday that erupted near the Griffith Observatory.

The fire reported after 2 p.m. northwest of the Griffith Observatory. It was burning in about 2 acres.

Officials urged the public to stay away from the area so that fire trucks can get access to fight the flames, said Erik Scott, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman.

The fire broke out amid an intense heatwave in Southern California and today showers and thunderstorms were possible.

The forecast called for mostly cloudy skies in L.A. County Tuesday and highs of 83 degrees in Avalon; 85 at LAX; 86 in Long Beach and on Mount Wilson; 91 in Burbank; 92 in downtown Los Angeles; 93 in San Gabriel; 95 in Pasadena; 96 in Saugus; 97 in Woodland Hills; 98 in Lancaster; and 99 in Palmdale.

Partly cloudy skies were forecast in Orange Country, along with highs of 82 in San Clemente; 85 in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach; 91 in Anaheim; 92 in Fullerton and Irvine; 93 in Mission Viejo; and 95 in Yorba Linda.