From wikipedia: On May 8, 2007 a major wildfire burned more than 817 acres (331 ha), destroying the bird sanctuary, Dante's View, and Captain's Roost, and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people. The fire came right up to one of the largest playgrounds in Los Angeles, Shane's Inspiration, and the Los Angeles Zoo, and threatened the Griffith Observatory, but left these areas intact. Several local organizations, including, have been working since then with local officials to restore the park in a way that would benefit all. It was the third fire of the year.The city announced a $50 million plan to stabilize the burned slopes.

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