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Massive fires in California and Georgia. Don’t worry. No connection to al-Qaeda reported in the mainstream media.
A wildfire roared across the hills in the LA’s sprawling Griffith Park on Tuesday, causing evacuations of homes and some of the city’s most famous landmarks.
A wall of flames raced across ridges and jumped fire lines late in the evening as the fire drew closer to homes and the Griffith Observatory, one of the locations for the 1955 film “Rebel Without a Cause.”
Hundreds of firefighters and five water-dropping helicopters rushed to the landmark park—a mix of wilderness, cultural venues, horse and hiking trails and recreational facilities set on more than 4,000 acres on the hills between Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley.
Late Tuesday, authorities called for a mandatory evacuation of homes that sit along the park’s southern edge as the fire burned out of control. Helicopters flew dangerous water-dropping missions after dark and no homes were lost by late evening.
Police officers drove through the parkside Los Feliz district ordering people out. “You need to evacuate, you need to evacuate your houses immediately,” one said. “The fire is coming toward the neighborhood.”
Home owners helped direct traffic through neighborhood streets.
“I was just able to get a few things,” said Ed Stephan, 83, who helped his wife into their car as ashes fell from the sky. “We’re not too worried but want to get out of here and observe the law.”
More than 200 residents were expected at an evacuation center, said fire Capt. Antoine McNight.
The fire destroyed Dante’s View, a trailside terraced garden on Mount Hollywood, said City Councilman Tom LaBonge. “This is a very sad night for Los Angeles,” he said.