‘Stubborn Fire’ Near Hollywood Bowl Leaves Venue, Guests Unharmed, LAFD Says

The Los Angeles Fire Department says the impact “involves only vegetation”

Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood (Archive Photos/Getty Images)

The fire that broke out near the Hollywood Bowl Saturday evening has left the venue and guest unharmed, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported Saturday.

“We’re pleased to say the @HollywoodBowl is not endangered, and no injuries have been reported. A trio of @LAFD fire companies are on scene handling,” the LAFD tweeted Saturday night, noting “That somewhat stubborn fire near the @HollywoodBowl, our 1,423rd emergency of the day, thankfully involves only vegetation.”

The fire broke out near the concert venue as guests exited the venue’s “Sing-a-Long Sound of Music” event, causing several palm trees to burn. Three companies of LAFD responded to the incident.

According to the department, the incident was limited to “vegetation” and reportedly did not spread anywhere that would endanger the Hollywood Bowl nor its guests.

The fire department also noted that the incident had not risen to the “level of issuing an @LAFD ALERT,” and was posted on the twitter account created for more casual discussion, not emergencies, which is designated for the official @LAFD account.

The cause of the fire is unknown, and the LAFD and the Hollywood Bowl did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

As the fire began, one user tweeted that they were “Leaving the Hollywood Bowl after Sing Along Sound of Music and a small cluster of palm trees was on fire.” According to the guest, “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.”

Another user noted that the fire happened “out of nowhere,” and hadn’t been in flames when the guest fire left the venue. Another person commented “Thank goodness there’s no wind,” and pointed out the “column of embers” arising from the palm tree.