LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Two brush fires were burning in the Central Los Angeles neighborhood of Elysian Park on Saturday evening.
Officials with the Los Angeles Fire Department reported at 4:55 p.m. that the first blaze was initially one acre and no structures were threatened.READ MORE: Homeless Man Charged With Hate Crime, Yelling Racial Slurs While Attacking Korean Woman In Santa Monica For Her Purse
Minutes later, the LAFD said electrical wires were involved and on the ground, which poses a hazard to the firefighters on the scene. Additional crews were called in.READ MORE: Ed Buck Found Guilty In West Hollywood Overdose Deaths
The department dispatched 73 firefighters to the scene and extinguished the blaze in about an hour, officials said.
A second fire also started in Elysian Park a few miles away but officials were able to quickly extinguish it.MORE NEWS: Oscar Palazuelos Wanted In Murder Of Army Veteran Ismael Zabala
There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fires is under investigation.