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Homeless Camps in Griffith Park Ignite Fire Concerns

Updated: Jul 13, 2021

This Associated Press photo from 2017 shows the result of a fire started by residents of a homeless encampment in a Los Angeles park.

In an earlier story, the Los Angeles Times reported that city park rangers cleared a small group of tents in Griffith Park, arresting a homeless man and community activists. Park rangers said they took the step because camping poses a major fire risk in Griffith Park, and because the group refused to take down their tents, which are prohibited by law in city parks. One of the people removed said he and activists had gone to the park in the belief that Councilmember Raman, who had previously spoken out about the closure of Echo Park, would let them stay.

Read the LA Times article here.



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