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Los Angeles Fire Department

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  • Painter electrocuted by power lines in Westchester

    A painter died after his mobile lift touched or came near Southern California Edison power lines in Westchester on Tuesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The man appeared to have been painting a three-story apartment building in the...
  • Garcetti announces appointment of first Latino chief for LAFD

    Garcetti announces appointment of first Latino chief for LAFD
    A veteran assistant chief has been selected as the first Latino to head the Los Angeles Fire Department by Mayor Eric Garcetti as it moves to address issues involving staff reductions, hiring of women and minorities, lagging response times and outdated...
  • UCLA water main rupture: Repairs to take 'extended period of time'

    UCLA water main rupture: Repairs to take 'extended period of time'
    Repairs to a ruptured water main near UCLA that gushed up to 10 million gallons of water onto Westwood roads as well as the campus will not be completed Wednesday and may take "an extended period of time," a utility official said. The effort to repair...
  • UCLA water main break expected to challenge L.A. commuters

    Commuters were advised to avoid Sunset Boulevard near UCLA on Wednesday morning as crews work to clean, repair and assess the damage after a water line break spewed millions of gallons of water. The flooding was caused by a break in a 30-inch water...
  • DWP defends response to UCLA flood, says crews had to find valve

    DWP defends response to UCLA flood, says crews had to find valve
    A top Los Angeles utility official faced tough questions Tuesday night about the response to a massive pipe break that flooded UCLA and surrounding areas with millions of gallons of water and threatened the near-term use of Pauley Pavilion. The...
  • City probe calls for anti-nepotism reforms at LAFD

    City probe calls for anti-nepotism reforms at LAFD
    The Los Angeles Fire Department needs new rules to prevent conflicts of interest and reform a firefighter hiring process “tainted” by concerns of nepotism, according to a new study by the department’s top watchdog. The 55-page report...
  • 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Premiere Pays 'Loving Tribute' to Firefighters, Says Dane Cook

    Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" touched down on Hollywood Boulevard outside the El Capitan Theatre on July 15 for the animated film's premiere, with Dane Cook returning to voice high-flying Dusty, the crop duster. "It's a loving tribute to...
  • Short, intense fire at duplex knocked down in South L.A.

    Short, intense fire at duplex knocked down in South L.A.
    Firefighters quickly knocked down a short but intense fire that swept through a two-story duplex Thursday morning in South L.A. Officials had initially reported that no one was injured in the blaze but later said a firefighter suffered minor burns and...
  • Man in his 90s dies in L.A. house fire; no smoke alarms found

    Man in his 90s dies in L.A. house fire; no smoke alarms found
    A fire tore through an Exposition Park home Tuesday, injuring one firefighter and killing the homeowner, Los Angeles fire officials said. The blaze began about 10:43 a.m. in a single-story home in the 1500 block of West 36th Place, said fire...
  • L.A. firefighters put out blaze on skid row, find marijuana grow

    L.A. firefighters put out blaze on skid row, find marijuana grow
    Los Angeles firefighters who responded to a structure fire near skid row Thursday night discovered a marijuana-growing operation. The Los Angeles Fire Department received a call at 8:17 p.m. about a fire on the third floor of a building at 421 E. 6th ...
  • More than 10,000 rush to apply in rebooted LAFD hiring drive

    More than 10,000 rush to apply in rebooted LAFD hiring drive
    More than 10,000 applicants are seeking to join the ranks of the Los Angeles Fire Department, according to data released Monday, as the city rushes to reboot a hiring process halted earlier this year amid concerns of nepotism and mismanagement. A...