User videos on the social media app Citizen showed firefighters rushing to put out palm trees that had ignited into flames. LAFD also requested the California Highway Patrol shut down one lane of traffic.
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The LAFD posted a notice on its Twitter page after the blaze was under control, writing: “That somewhat stubborn fire near the @HollywoodBowl, our 1,423rd emergency of the day, thankfully involves only vegetation.”
The cause of the fire is not immediately known.
Stunning scene here as crowd streams out of the Hollywood Bowl – firefighters seemed to be on scene immediately and fire now appears under control. pic.twitter.com/zBRn1a5Xs2
— Alex Silverman (@AlexSilverman) September 18, 2022
A user who had been at the Saturday night concert wrote, “Leaving the Hollywood Bowl after Sing Along Sound of Music and a small cluster of palm trees was on fire. It burned quickly and was barely embers by the time people reached their cars in stacked parking. While this was happening, the exiting crowd sang Do Re Mi in the tunnel.”
fire outside the Hollywood Bowl right now as we are all leaving the Sound of Music sing along it came out of nowhere – it wasn’t burning as we were walking out that literally just combusted pic.twitter.com/JWMxagRPys
— thesocialjusticeunicorn (@ScotyAppleseed) September 18, 2022
Another user described what appeared to be a fire that came without warning, writing: “Fire outside the Hollywood Bowl right now as we are all leaving the Sound of Music sing along it came out of nowhere — it wasn’t burning as we were walking out that literally just combusted.”
The Bowl’s season is in full swing with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees Duran Duran recently wrapping a three-night run.
Last week, John Williams teased a snippet of “Indiana Jones 5” during a concert held at the Bowl.
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