Griffith Park

2 days ago
Early on Sunday the blaze, which ignited on Nov. 8, was 60 percent contained, officials said, up from 55 percent Saturday. The death toll far surpasses the previous fatality record from a single California wildfire - 29 in the Griffith Park fire of 1933 in Los Angeles - and already ranks among the deadliest U.S. wildfires since the turn of the last century. Minnesota's Cloquet Fire in October 1918 killed 450 people.
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4 days ago
Smoke from the deadly Camp fire has brought nightmarish air quality to the Sacramento Valley and the Bay Area, causing widespread misery as dozens of schools canceled classes and public health officials urged residents to stay inside. Since the blaze broke out last week, about 100 miles north of...
5 days ago
Smoke from the deadly Camp fire has brought nightmarish air quality to the Sacramento Valley and the Bay Area, causing widespread misery as dozens of schools canceled classes and public health officials urged residents to stay inside. Since the blaze broke out last week, about 100 miles north of...
5 days ago
A combination of recent local wildfires, above-normal temperatures and below-average humidity has led officials to raise the fire danger level from “very high” to “extreme” in the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, it was announced Thursday morning by the U.S....
1 week ago
The Griffith Park fire killed 29 in 1933, while 25 died in Oakland in 1991. Now, for the fourth time in just over a year, California wildfires have become deadly. Within the span of 13 months, nearly 100 civilians have died in wildfires in California, and that devastating number is likely to grow based on the missing persons tally from the town of Paradise.
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1 week ago
At 42 dead and counting, the Camp fire in Butte County has surpassed the previous deadliest fire in state history: a 47-acre scorcher that killed 29 people in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park in 1933, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Officials expect the death toll...
1 week ago
More than 200 people were missing early on Monday in California's deadliest and most destructive blaze on record, one of two fires raging in the state which have killed at least 31 people and forced more than a quarter of a million evacuations. The so-called Camp Fire 40 miles northwest of Sacramento burned down more than 6,700 homes and businesses in the town of Paradise, more structures than any other wildfire recorded in California. Its death toll of 29 now equals that of the Griffith Park Fire in 1933, the deadliest wildfire on record in California.
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1 week ago
The death toll from wildfires in California has risen to 31, after six more people were found dead in what is expected to be the deadliest fire in state history. The so-called Camp Fire in northern California burned down more than 6,700 homes and businesses in the town of Paradise - more structures than any other wildfire recorded in California. Its death toll of 29 now equals that of the Griffith Park Fire in 1933, the deadliest wildfire on record in California.
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1 week ago
Wildfires raging in California are among the deadliest recorded in the United States, with at least 31 people killed in the state as 250,000 flee their homes. The largest and most destructive of the blazes is the "Camp Fire" in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, which started on November 9 and has claimed 29 lives. This death toll matches the highest previously recorded for a single wildfire in the United States, when 29 people died fighting a blaze at Griffith Park in Los Angeles County in 1933.
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1 week ago
Three fires are raging throughout California, forcing evacuations and leaving a destructive path. The Woolsey fire has burned homes in Malibu, Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks while threatening parts of Simi Valley and West Hills. Two deaths have been reported, and at least 250,000 residents...
1 week ago
Los Angeles Zoo officials closed the facility Friday and were preparing to evacuate some animals as a fire burned in Griffith Park. The zoo’s lemurs were among the first animals out, park employees said, and staffers also evacuated bird show animals as well as some smaller species. Officials said...
1 week ago
Los Angeles Zoo officials closed the facility Friday and were preparing to evacuate some animals as a fire burned in Griffith Park. The zoo’s lemurs were among the first animals out, park employees said, and staffers also evacuated bird show animals as well as some smaller species. Officials said...
1 week ago
Officials were preparing to evacuate some animals from the Los Angeles Zoo as a fire burned in Griffith Park on Friday. The lemurs were among the first animals out, park employees said. Zoo staffers were also hosing down the most vulnerable hillside areas, officials said. Fire engines were unable...
1 week ago
A fire broke out Friday morning in Griffith Park behind the Los Angeles Zoo, blanketing the area with smoke as multiple blazes burned in the region. Fire engines were unable to get to the area, authorities said, so crews were hiking into the park to set up battle lines and determine how to get...
1 week ago
A fire broke out Friday morning in Griffith Park behind the Los Angeles Zoo, authorities said. Fire crews were hiking into the area to set up battle lines. Smoke plumes were visible across the Los Angeles area as multiple fires burned. Officials did not yet have an estimate on the acreage of the...
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