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Animals Evacuated As Griffith Park Fire Briefly Threatens LA Zoo

A fire burns behind the Los Angeles Zoo, in Griffith Park. (Matt Tinoco/KPCC)
A fire burns behind the Los Angeles Zoo, in Griffith Park. (Matt Tinoco/KPCC)

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A plume of smoke rising from Griffith Park caught the eye of many Angelenos and led to the evacuation of some LA Zoo animals. KPCC’s Matt Tinoco reports on why firefighters had better luck with this fire than others in Southern California.