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Los Angeles fire: 100 fire-fighters tackle huge blaze at apartment building in Pico Rivera

One person was injured after a massive fire broke out at an apartment complex near Los Angeles. Firefighters were forced to exit the building and go into “defensive mode” to battle the flames, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department was assisting in efforts to aid people affected by the fire, directing evacuees to shelter.

L.A. fire chief raises concerns about 'divisive' workplace incidents involving firefighters

The Los Angeles Fire Department has experienced a series of “divisive” workplace incidents in recent months, including at least one debate between firefighters over protests by NFL players, according to a letter to the agency’s employees. In a two-page letter posted Friday, Fire Chief Ralph M....

4 construction workers hurt in elevator shaft fall

Four construction workers were hurt, three critically, Friday afternoon when they plunged 30 feet down an elevator shaft at an unfinished Los Angeles building. The Los Angeles Fire Department says the men were working on a multistory building in North Hollywood when they fell shortly before 1 p.m....

4 construction workers hurt in elevator shaft fall

Four construction workers were hurt, three critically, Friday afternoon when they plunged 30 feet down an elevator shaft at an unfinished Los Angeles building. The Los Angeles Fire Department says the men were working on a multistory building in North Hollywood when they fell shortly before 1 p.m....

1 child, 3 adults killed when small plane crashes in Agua Dulce area

last weekNews : The Lookout

Four people were killed when a small plane crashed in the Agua Dulce area, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Police Commission says off-duty officer violated LAPD rules when he fired gun during clash with Anaheim teens

An off-duty Los Angeles police officer violated his department’s rules when he fired his gun during a clash with a group of teenagers last year in Anaheim, the Police Commission determined Tuesday. The civilian panel’s unanimous vote comes nearly a year after Officer Kevin Ferguson, 34, fired his...

Homicide detectives investigate burned body found in Cypress Park

Homicide detectives are investigating the grisly discovery of a burned body beneath a freeway overpass in Cypress Park early Thursday. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the Home Depot at 2055 N. Figueroa St. at 1:46 a.m. for a report of a rubbish fire underneath a freeway overpass, said...

Investigators probe cause of Malibu brush fire that triggered pre-dawn evacuations

Fire investigators are probing the cause of a blaze that prompted temporary evacuations in Malibu early Monday. The Los Angeles County Fire Department said the fire on a hillside was reported around 3:15 a.m. in the 23500 block of Civic Center Way. The fire was initially reported as covering six...

A Tesla that crashed into a fire truck may have been on autopilot

A Tesla sedan slammed into a fire truck on Los Angeles' heavily trafficked 405 freeway, on Monday.  Such an incident on this accident-prone highway wouldn't normally be newsworthy, but an official Twitter account for the fire department...Show More Summary

One person dead in Pico-Union fire

The Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating what it calls a suspicious fire that left one person dead at a home in the Pico-Union neighborhood early Wednesday. Firefighters arriving around 3:15 a.m. at the two-story triplex in the 1700 block of South New Hampshire Avenue found the body of...

L.A. Fire Department unveils "SOBER Unit" aimed at reducing unnecessary emergency room visits

Seeking to crackdown on unnecessary emergency room visits, the Los Angeles Fire Department has launched a new program called the Sobriety Emergency Response — or SOBER — Unit that will transport publicly intoxicated people to a sober center located on skid row in downtown. The one-year pilot program,...

Man, 74, dies in Koreatown senior-living high-rise apartment fire

A 74-year-old man died in an apartment fire in Koreatown late Monday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said Tuesday. The blaze was limited to the man’s apartment in a 16-story senior-living high rise at Normandie Avenue and 6th Street and was reported about 10:45 p.m., officials said. The man was...

Man, 74, dies in Koreatown senior-living high-rise apartment fire

A 74-year-old man died in an apartment fire in Koreatown late Monday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said Tuesday. The blaze was limited to the man’s apartment in a 16-story senior-living high rise at Normandie Avenue and 6th Street and was reported about 10:45 p.m., officials said. The man was...

Largest California fire not expected to spread as winds subside

2 months agoNews : The Lookout

The Thomas Fire that began northwest of Los Angeles on Dec. 4 has burned 273,400 acres (110,641 hectares), the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said, bigger than the size of New York City. Winds are expected to be lighter than 10 miles per hour, Cal Fire said. Show More Summary

Power pylon seen sparking at start of Creek fire is owned by L.A. Department of Water and Power

A power pylon that some residents said was sparking at the beginning of the Creek fire near Sylmar is owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, officials said Friday. The owner of a small ranch on Little Tujunga Canyon Road said she was awakened early Dec. 5 by a panicked call from...

L.A. Fire Department used drones for the first time during Skirball fire

The Los Angeles Fire Department dispatched drones for the first time while battling a wildfire this month as firefighters took on the Skirball fire in Bel-Air. Fire officials demonstrated the use of the unmanned aerial vehicles for reporters on Thursday, sending two drones buzzing near blackened...

L.A. County animal control confirms investigation into death of 29 horses in Creek fire

Animal care officials confirmed Thursday that they are investigating the death of 29 horses at a Sylmar ranch during the fast-moving Creek fire last week. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control issued a lengthy statement last week in which they shared their officers’ efforts...

Firefighter killed battling massive California blaze

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A firefighter was killed while battling a massive wildfire burning in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said on Thursday.

About The Wildfire That Destroyed Mansions in Bel Air

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage The Guardian: Authorities have revealed the wildfire that razed homes owned by LA’s wealthiest residents was started in a homeless camp inhabited by its most downtrodden. After the Los Angeles fire department announcedShow More Summary

LAFD snuffs out brush fire in El Sereno

Los Angeles Fire Department air and ground crews quickly knocked down a six-acre brush fire in El Sereno on Friday afternoon. The blaze, which was reported just before 1 p.m., burned uphill in medium grass, near North Mission Road and North Soto Street. City fire units with assistance from Los...

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