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A big fireplace broke out by Hollywood Bowl on September 17, as concertgoers have been exiting the venue, after a Sound of Music singalong. 

Footage from these current at the scene reveals firefighters speeding to extinguish the flames on palm bushes. LAFD additionally requested California Highway Patrol to close down one lane of visitors. 

While the reason for the fireplace stays unknown, Variety reported the LAFD saying “That somewhat stubborn fire near the @HollywoodBowl, our 1,423rd emergency of the day, thankfully involves only vegetation.”

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One Twitter person commented, “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”, and shared photographs from the scene. 

Another Twitter person joked that the fireplace was undoubtedly began by Jim Morrison, The Doors frontman, whose Live at the Hollywood Bowl album famously has the Light My Fire observe.

The band additionally performed their final live performance on September tenth, 1972, at the Hollywood Bowl – struggling to remain collectively after Morrison’s loss of life. Their final music for the evening was additionally Light My Fire. 

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Another Twitter person shared a clip of individuals watching on as the fireplace rages, and famous “Everyone was very calm”.

One particular person, presumably current at the scene, offered particulars of how folks at the Hollywood Bowl reacted when the fireplace broke out. They mentioned, “Leaving the @HollywoodBowl 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.”

The season is in full swing at the Hollywood Bowl and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees Duran Duran are wrapping up a three-night run. 

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