The fire was first reported at 7:45 p.m. and a … Griffith Observatory Stays Closed After Fire. Categories: News, KCBSTV, Top Story. LOS FELIZ—Firefighters from the Los Angeles Fire Department took approximately one hour to extinguish a brush fire near the Griffith Observatory on Monday, October 12. The City of Los Angeles is an equal opportunity employer. Griffith Observatory remains closed due to the pandemic, though nearby hiking trails and the observatory grounds are open to the public. The Griffith Observatory is located northwest of the city of Los Angeles, near Los Feliz. Brian Humphrey, another LAFD spokesman, said in an alert that the brush fire, dubbed the Griffith Park fire, was first reported at 2:09 p.m. northwest of the observatory. I was shocked when I found out a major fire was engulfing the hills of Los Angeles, threatening such sites as the Griffith Observatory, the Greek Theatre, Griffith Park, the Hollywood sign, the L.A. Latimes.com had a continually updated blog with photos and breaking news briefs. The Griffith Observatory overlooking Los Angeles is temporarily closed in the aftermath of a nearby brush fire that forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 tourists. Griffith Observatory is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks. Griffith Observatory 2800 East Observatory Rd. Sponsored By. Wilson Observatory scorched over 115,000 acres since … A brush fire near the Griffith Observatory burned 3-4 acres in rugged, remote terrain in the Hollywood Hills Tuesday night. People are seen outside the Griffith Observatory with the Hollywood sign in the background in Los Angeles, California, March 14, 2016. A brush fire burned about 25 acres in Griffith Park on Tuesday afternoon, sending thousands of visitors at the nearby observatory scrambling to get away from the smoke. Zoo, and the stunning hilly neighborhoods of Los Feliz. Meanwhile, the Bobcat fire that once threatened the Mt. Los Angeles, CA 90027 213-473-0800 Follow us at. GRIFFITH PARK (KABC) -- Firefighters took quick action and stopped a vegetation fire that erupted near the Griffith Observatory and left multiple vehicles damaged or destroyed on Tuesday.