Officials say two fires that erupted near Dodger Stadium during the World Series on Wednesday were extinguished within about 45 minutes. According to KABC 7 News, there were two separate fires that broke out near the stadium. The first was a 2-acre grass which started to spread to Academy Road near Stadium Way and Elysian Park at around 8:30 p.m. local time.
The Los Angeles Fire Department quickly responded to the fire on the ground and by air to put out the flames. Separate from the brush fire, an apartment on the 1000th block of Everett Place near Echo Park erupted in flames. But an LAFD helicopter made at least two runs at the fire, dropping large amounts of water from above in an attempt to contain the flames.
On the second pass, the procedure worked and the fire seemed to be controlled. It was all captured on helicopter footage by a local news station. Watch the video of the helicopter putting out the fire below:
A LAFD incident report said that the “balcony fire” at the three-story apartment took about 20 minutes to extinguish and led to “minimal damage” The brush fire was contained to 2 acres of grass close to the Los Angeles Police Academy running track. Nobody was injured in the fires.
The Los Angeles Dodgers were playing the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the World Series when the fire broke out. Officials said there was “no immediate threat” to those attending the game.