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Fire crews were able to put out a vegetation fire that burned in Griffith Park between the Griffith Observatory and the Greek Theatre early Wednesday, officials said.


Firefighters were able to put out a brush fire that burned along a hiking trail in Griffith Park on April 16, 2014.

Dozens of firefighters responded after the blaze broke out around 2:00 a.m. in the 3000 block of Vermont Canyon Road (map), according to an alert from the Los Angeles Fire Department.

It took crews about an hour to extinguish the flames, the alert said.

The fire’s location on a hiking trail initially made it difficult for firefighters to reach, officials said.

“Our companies had to hike into the trails to get to it, and eventually we were able to locate and get a line around the complete fire,” LAFD Battalion Chief David Frelinger said.

No structures were threatened, and no injuries were reported.

The fire burned about a quarter of an acre, according to fire officials.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.