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The Griffith Park Fire in 2007 | Photo by Atwater Village Newbie

Councilman Tom LaBonge, who represents the district that has Griffith Park within it, is meeting up with residents and hikers in two meetings tonight to discuss the seven fires that were lit at the park this past weekend. Arson is suspected.

“We need the public to be our eyes and ears in the park,” said the Councilmember in a statement. “These fires must be stopped.” LaBonge is a huge supporter and cheerleader of the park.

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The two meetings will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the Griffith Park Visitors Center and at 6:45 p.m. at the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round Upper Parking Lot.