Fire crews contain brush fire near Griffith Observatory, one person detained

Brush fire in Griffith park
Smoke spotted below Griffith Park Observatory. Los Angeles fire crews is responding. Photo credit Brian Douglas KNX News 97.1 FM

LOS ANGLES (KNX) – Crews with the Los Angeles Fire Department battled a brush fire near Griffith Observatory Tuesday afternoon.

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The fire was first reported around 2:45 p.m. and located south of the Griffith Observatory, near the Boy Scout Trail.

The fire grew around four acres around 3:25 p.m. Both air and ground units responded.

Fire officials said Griffith Observatory was evacuated and park rangers helped in keeping hikers away from the area

As of 4 p.m., the fire was reported to be contained and had burned up to six acres, the department said.

Over 90 firefighters battled fire, according to the department.

The Los Angeles Police Department detained a person of interest in connection to the fire, according to City News Service. Further details regarding the person's identity have not been revealed.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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