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Los Angeles Fire Department

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  • L.A. fire officials: Downtown fire may have been intentionally set

    L.A. fire officials: Downtown fire may have been intentionally set
    Los Angeles fire officials said they are “inclined” to believe a fire that engulfed a massive residential development project downtown was intentionally set. But until arson investigators can enter the wreckage, it’s impossible to...
  • 2 other fires break out; unclear if related to massive downtown blaze

    More than 100 firefighters were battling two other blazes in the city Monday morning while a massive fire in downtown Los Angeles engulfed an apartment tower that was under construction. Just after 4 a.m., a fire broke out in a business on 7th Street...
  • Federal investigators probing elite LAFD fireboat unit

    Federal investigators probing elite LAFD fireboat unit
    Criminal investigators with the U.S. Coast Guard are probing an elite group of Los Angeles firefighters at the city's port to determine whether federal licensing records were falsified for crew members assigned to large fireboats, The Times has learned....
  • Fashion district fire prompts arson investigation

    Fashion district fire prompts arson investigation
    An arson investigation is underway after an early-morning fire burned through a tailor shop in the downtown fashion district Saturday, authorities said. Firefighters responded to K1 Fashion at 1409 Santee Street at 2:35 a.m. to find the single-story...
  • Firefighters engulfed in flames after DC-6 crash

     
    Firemen working to rescue three man crew from crashed DC-6 on golf course near Van Nuys Airport are engulfed in flames....
  • Ninety-eight years later, LAPD takes time to remember one of its own

    Ninety-eight years later, LAPD takes time to remember one of its own
    Walter R. Kreps, a Los Angeles police officer, was killed in the line of duty. He was on Avenue 20, racing to respond to a call, when a police car trying to pass a slower automobile collided with his motorcycle. Kreps was 28, married with a 6-year-old...
  • With high winds expected, more firefighters to be sent to wildfire-prone areas

    With high winds expected, more firefighters to be sent to wildfire-prone areas
    Strong Santa Ana winds are expected to blow through Southern California starting Sunday, increasing the risk of wildfires amid the warm and dry conditions. The Los Angeles Fire Department said it would deploy additional firefighters to areas that are...
  • Fairfield Fire Department adds bulletproof vests to safety equipment

    Firefighters today have a large inventory of safety equipment. But one Northern California city is adding another: bulletproof vests. Fairfield is joining a growing number of fire departments in giving more protection to firefighters as their role in...
  • Fiery pileup on 405 Freeway kills one; witness recalls barreling truck

    A deadly pileup on the southbound 405 Freeway in North Hills erupted in flames Friday morning, engulfing three vehicles and closing multiple lanes for hours as crews worked to clear the charred wreckage. The crash, which occurred shortly before 7:30 a....
  • L.A. pays millions as police and firefighter injury claims rise

    L.A. pays millions as police and firefighter injury claims rise
    Los Angeles Fire Capt. Daniel Costa liked to go all out on the racquetball court at the LAX fire station. A fellow firefighter described him as a "very competitive" player who "likes to win." Costa seemed in fine form after five spirited games in the...
  • Man nearly killed after running into fiery apartment to save his cat

    Man nearly killed after running into fiery apartment to save his cat
    A man suffered life-threatening injuries Sunday after running back into his fiery Van Nuys apartment to rescue his beloved cat, officials said. The cat survived and is being looked after by neighbors while the man receives medical treatment for smoke...