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Fire in Griffith Park

by Matt Weston (writer), New York, May 08, 2007


A suspected arson fire started today around 1 p.m. in the hills above the Greek Theater and has spread to more than 100 acres, prompting the evacuation of the Gene Autry Museum and Los Angeles Zoo.

The Griffith Park merry-go-round, the Observatory, the Boy's Camp and the Roosevelt golf course have also been evacuated because of the fire.

More than 100 firefighters were on the lines trying to contain the fire, which has been difficult because steep and treacherous terrain. Southern California has been under a Red Flag warning for fire danger for the last three days because of hot conditions and blustery winds.

LAPD spokeswoman April Harding said the fire was intentionally set and that officials have arrested a suspect, who badly burned.

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By V on May 08, 2007 at 11:30 pm
Where do the animals go? Does anyone know?
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By Matt Weston on May 10, 2007 at 11:49 am
Good question, V. I had the same thought. In the end I don't think animals had to be evacuated. Would you have been willing to adopt a baboon?
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