The LA Zoo had to close their doors on Friday and evacuated some birds and smaller primates after the wild fire broke out.
.@LAFD has responded to the fire in Griffith Park and is on the scene. Zoo staff are preparing some animals for evacuation and hosing down the most vulnerable hillside areas. We will continue to follow the instruction of LAFD.
— L.A. Zoo Lights ✨ 11/16—1/6 (@LAZoo) November 9, 2018
The flames flared up in the early A.M. in “steep terrain” beyond the zoo, according to L.A. Fire Department spokesman David Ortiz.
Crews were still working to put out hot spots, LAFD Captain Scott Larue said. The fire was 10% contained, but crews expected full containment by 8 p.m. PT tonight, Larue added.
LAFD says the fire is 60 percent contained and “crews will continue to work through the night addressing all hot spots in the difficult terrain.”.
The LAFD, said one firefighter has been taken to the hospital with a “non-life threatening lower extremity injury.”
Wildfires throughout the state have forced 157,000 people to evacuate their homes.