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  • Springs fire 80% contained, five firefighters suffer minor injuries

    Springs fire 80% contained, five firefighters suffer minor injuries
    Aided by cooling temperatures and rain, firefighters battling the massive Springs fire in Ventura County have the blaze 80% contained, the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Monday. The fire has burned 28,000 acres and is expected to be...
  • Deadly limo fire: 'There were just so many flames,' driver says

    The driver of a limousine involved in a deadly fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge said he first thought his passengers wanted to smoke a cigarette when they told him there was smoke in the back of the car. Orville Brown told the Associated Press he...
  • Fire rips through Leimert Park church

    Fire rips through Leimert Park church
    Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators are using accelerant-detecting dogs in their probe of a Friday morning fire that gutted a Leimert Park church. “We’re treating it as a criminal fire at this time, suspicious in nature until...
  • Carpet store catches fire in Burbank

    Carpet store catches fire in Burbank
    [Updated 1:12 p.m.] Firefighters knocked down a fire at a carpet store in Burbank Monday afternoon, an official said. The blaze started at approximately 10:18 a.m. in the 100 block of South Glenoaks Boulevard and was contained by 12:30 p.m., said...
  • $3-million White fire in Santa Barbara County ruled accidental

    $3-million White fire in Santa Barbara County ruled accidental
    The White fire that burned nearly 2,000 acres in Santa Barbara County this week was started accidentally, officials said Friday. The blaze was sparked by embers that escaped from an approved fire-use site at the White Rock Day Use Area in the Santa...
  • 13-year-old girl arrested in arson case

    13-year-old girl arrested in arson case
    Two people are treated for smoke inhalation after an arson fire early Thursday morning. It happened in the 6200 block of E. Eilerts at around 4:20 am. Authorities didn't go into detail, but said the home was intentionally set on fire with two people...
  • Joyland fire under investigation

    Joyland fire under investigation
    Firefighters had a tough time battling a fire at Joyland Friday.  The fire started in a building on the property around six o'clock. The building was fully engulfed in flames.  Firefighters struggled to get it under control because there weren't fire...
  • Husband, wife dead in Chicago Heights fire

    Husband, wife dead in Chicago Heights fire
    A husband and wife were found dead after a fire in Chicago Heights early Friday morning, according to authorities. The fire happened in the 200 block of East 24th Street in Chicago Heights, a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office said....
  • Former Compton deputy fire chief due in court in arson case

    Former Compton deputy fire chief due in court in arson case
    A former Compton deputy fire chief is scheduled to appear in court Friday to face charges that he stole radio equipment, then lighted a fire to cover up the crime. Marcel Melanson was arrested at his home Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff&...
  • Former Compton firefighter charged with arson, embezzlement

    Former Compton firefighter charged with arson, embezzlement
    A former Compton firefighter pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of arson, grand theft and embezzlement in connection with a fire that destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of communications equipment in December 2011. Marcel Melanson, 37,...
  • National task force investigates Leimert Park church fire

    National task force investigates Leimert Park church fire
    A special task force of fire, police and federal agencies is investigating a church fire that erupted early Friday at a Leimert Park church. The fire was reported before 2 a.m. at Bethesda Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith on Crenshaw Boulevard....