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  • Consultant's report recommends major overhaul of L.A. Fire Department

    Consultant's report recommends major overhaul of L.A. Fire Department
    The Los Angeles Fire Department requires a sweeping overhaul of how it responds to hundreds of thousands of medical rescues and 911 calls each year, according to a long-awaited consultant's report commissioned by the city. The recommendations call for...
  • One of five LAFD recruits in training class are related to department firefighters

    One of five LAFD recruits in training class are related to department firefighters
    One in five recruits in a new Los Angeles Fire Department training class are related to firefighters working at the agency, according to figures released Thursday evening. Of the 70 recruits hired for the class now in training, 13 are sons of...
  • PCH traffic snarled as crews battle Pacific Palisades brush fire

    PCH traffic snarled as crews battle Pacific Palisades brush fire
    Traffic on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades was snarled Tuesday afternoon as firefighters battled a brush fire in the dry hillsides overlooking the Pacific. About 150 firefighters were attacking the blaze near Chataqua Boulevard and Channel...
  • Warm weather, Santa Ana winds create havoc for firefighters

    Warm weather, Santa Ana winds create havoc for firefighters
    Dry weather and Santa Ana winds created havoc for firefighters across California on Tuesday as small brush fires broke out from the Bay Area to the Inland Empire. In Riverside County, more than 100 firefighters battled a blaze in the Jurupa Valley...
  • Red-flag warning extended for Southern California

    Red-flag warning extended for Southern California
    The National Weather Service on Wednesday extended wind advisories and wildfire warnings for Southern California by at least another day. A high-pressure system over the region is producing hot, dry and windy conditions, weather officials say. The...
  • Pack rat conditions found after deadly Winnetka garage fire

    Pack rat conditions found after deadly Winnetka garage fire
    Officials say a 61-year-old man who perished in a garage fire early Monday in Winnetka may have been living inside in pack rat conditions. The man, who was not immediately identified, was homeless and a longtime friend of the homeowners, who allowed him...
  • Pack-rat conditions found after deadly Winnetka garage fire

    Officials say a 61-year-old man who died in a garage fire early Monday in Winnetka may have been living inside in pack rat conditions. The man, who was not immediately identified, was homeless and a longtime friend of the homeowners, who allowed him...
  • Eric Garcetti appointees select new L.A. Fire Department watchdog

    Eric Garcetti appointees select new L.A. Fire Department watchdog
    The Los Angeles city Fire Commission on Tuesday named a lawyer from the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti as the Fire Department's new internal watchdog. The independent assessor position was created by voters in 2009 to audit the handling of misconduct...
  • High-speed street racing, DUI may have led to Woodland Hills crash

    High-speed street racing, DUI may have led to Woodland Hills crash
    Street racing at speeds of more than 100 mph and alcohol may have led to a Woodland Hills accident that left at least four people hospitalized with injuries, authorities said. Five people were taken to hospitals after the crash, which occurred about 9:...
  • Plane crashes into used-car lot in Pacoima; 2 injured

    Plane crashes into used-car lot in Pacoima; 2 injured
    Two people were injured Sunday afternoon when their small plane missed a landing at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, struck a building and crashed into a nearby used-car lot, officials said. The single-engine Cessna 172 was trying to land at the airport...
  • Fire at Pacoima lumberyard prompts nearby Metrolink closure

    Fire at Pacoima lumberyard prompts nearby Metrolink closure
    Thick flames raced through a lumberyard in Pacoima on Thursday evening, prompting fire officials to ask for the shutdown of a nearby Metrolink station. The Los Angeles Fire Department got a call just before 8 p.m. and classified the blaze in the 11100...