PHOTOS: Fire Scorches Hillsides in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park

A small brush fire erupted near the Griffith Observatory Tuesday afternoon, burning at least 25 acres.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Firefighters spray foam on the Griffith fire at Griffith Park, with the Hollywood sign in the background, on July 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Tourists had to be evacuated from the 10-acre fire at the park. Numerous fires have kicked off in Southern California during an ongoing heat wave. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Water dropping helicopters fly over the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles as a wildfire burns along the hillsides sending up huge plumes of smoke visible throughout the city Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Los Angeles Fire Department officials say the fire damaged some cars parked in area but nobody was hurt. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Firefighters stand while monitoring Griffith Park, with the lights of the city below, in the aftermath of a fire in the park on July 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Tourists had to be evacuated from the 25-acre brush fire at the park. Numerous fires have kicked off in Southern California during an ongoing heat wave. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Firefighters work on the Griffith fire at Griffith Park, on July 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Tourists had to be evacuated from the 10-acre brush fire at the park. Numerous fires have kicked off in Southern California during an ongoing heat wave. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: A firefighter works on the Griffith fire at Griffith Park, with a charred bicycle in the foregound, on July 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Tourists had to be evacuated from the 10-acre fire at the park. Numerous fires have kicked off in Southern California during an ongoing heat wave. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Firefighters battle the Griffith fire at Griffith Park, with the Hollywood sign (TOP R) in the background, on July 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Tourists had to be evacuated from the 10-acre fire at the park. Numerous fires have kicked off in Southern California during an ongoing heat wave. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Lauren Karim
Smoke is seen in Griffith Park from a fire July 10, 2018.
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Jose Sosa
A fire burned July 10, 2018 in Griffith Park.
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Julie McAvoy-Banerjea
A view of a fire July 10, 2018 in Griffith Park as seen from Sunset Boulevard facing north.
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Los Angeles Fire Department
Some vehicles burned.
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KNBC-TV
A small brush fire erupted near the Griffith Observatory Tuesday afternoon, burning at least 25 acres. More than 2,000 people were evacuated from Griffith Observatory to the Greek Theater, and will be bused back to their cars when given the all clear.
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The picturesque scenery was covered in smoke on July 10, 2018.
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@xoxolaraboo
Video posted to Twitter show flames close to Observatory visitors.
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KNBC-TV
Firefighters worked in high temperatures to contain the blaze.
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KNBC-TV
Helicopters dropped water to help extinguish the flames.
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Vermont Avenue and Fern Dell Drive were closed at Los Feliz Boulevard leading into the Park.
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KNBC-TV
A line of hand crews made their way through thick brush to help put out the fire.
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The fire blackened hillsides at the popular hiking spot.
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Lauren Reeves
A plume smoke could be seen for miles as the fire burned.
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KNBC-TV
Helicopters worked alongside around 200 firefighters to fight the flames.
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KNBC-TV
The brush fire was reported at 2:09 p.m. in Griffith Park.
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