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Los Angeles Fire Department

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  • More female firefighters: Don't force it, Mayor Garcetti

    To the editor: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wants more of the city's firefighters to be women, a difficult goal made clear by the fact that the four women in this year's training class have been eliminated. ("Second straight LAFD recruit class is all male after women exit," April 29)
  • Shed fire spreads to Lincoln Heights home; extinguished in 20 minutes

    Shed fire spreads to Lincoln Heights home; extinguished in 20 minutes
    Fifty-eight Los Angeles firefighters needed about 20 minutes Friday to extinguish a house fire in Lincoln Heights. The blaze was reported about 5:45 p.m. at 2344 N. Hancock St., said Shawn Lenske, an LAFD spokesman. It was out 21 minutes later, Lenske...

    1933 Griffith Park brush fire kills 29

     
    Injured from Griffith Park brush fire are helped at first aid station. Twenty-nine people were killed in the fire.

    Second straight LAFD recruit class is all male after women exit

    Second straight LAFD recruit class is all male after women exit
    All female recruits have been eliminated from the Los Angeles Fire Department training class set to graduate next month, dealing a setback to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s drive to increase the number of women in the agency’s ranks. Last December,...

    Grass fire near Occidental College in L.A. burns two acres

    Grass fire near Occidental College in L.A. burns two acres
    A grass fire scorched about two acres Tuesday evening on a hillside near the campus of Occidental College, authorities said. The fire was first reported in the 4600 block of Townsend Avenue about 6:15 p.m., said Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los...