Fire damages Toluca Lake pumpkin patch

TOLUCA LAKE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A fire damaged or destroyed much of the Toluca Lake pumpkin patch on Riverside Drive Monday afternoon.

The fire was reported at the pumpkin lot at Cahuenga Boulevard and Riverside near the 101 Freeway offramp around 1:54 p.m.

Firefighters had the blaze extinguished within 24 minutes. There were no injuries to people or animals or damage to structures reported. But many of the pumpkins and the property itself appeared to be destroyed.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

The lot associated with Toluca Lake Florist also traditionally hosts other seasonal attractions such as a haunted maze, petting zoo and pumpkin festival. The extent of the damage to those was not immediately clear.
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