gene_autry.jpgThat arson suspected blaze ripping through tinder-dry brush in the Hollywood Hills and Griffith Park today, scorching at least 200 acres, has forced the evacuation of the Gene Autry Museum Of Western Heritage dedicated to Hollywood’s beloved “singing cowboy” actor. Also emptied was Griffith Observatory, one of the most famous film and TV locations for Rebel Without a Cause (a bust of star James Dean was placed on the grounds), The Terminator, The Rocketeer and GoldenEye. The blaze started about 1:30 p.m. just east of the famed “Hollywood” sign and quickly raced into the thick brush, pushed by a roughly 10 mph wind. I’ll let you know if it threatens any other Hollywood locations or landmarks.