CLAREMONT, Calif. — Authorities say a fire has burned about three acres of a large botanical garden in Southern California.

Los Angeles County fire officials say the fire broke out Thursday evening at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont.

There are hundreds of homes surrounding the garden, but officials say none are in danger.

The organization’s website says the 87-acre spread is the largest botanical garden dedicated to California native plants.

It’s also home to a conservation center, herbarium and library and is currently hosting a butterfly pavilion.

Only vegetation burned in the fire, but it wasn’t immediately clear whether any of it had any special value.

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