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  • L.A. fireworks crackdown continues with 1-ton bust; seven charged

    Authorities in Los Angeles have confiscated a ton of illegal fireworks, leading to criminal charges being filed against seven vendors, the latest in a regional crackdown ahead of Friday's July 4 celebrations, the city attorney’s office announced...
  • Man accused of setting more than 20 small fires in L.A.

    A 43-year-old man has been charged with setting more than 20 small trash fires throughout Los Angeles this year, prosecutors said Wednesday. Salvador Munguia pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the string of fires, two of which ignited dry grass, according to...
  • Acting LAFD chief now in running for full mayoral appointment

    Acting LAFD chief now in running for full mayoral appointment
    The search for the next head of the Los Angeles Fire Department is underway, with Interim Fire Chief James G. Featherstone among the candidates being interviewed for the top job. Mayor Eric Garcetti's office has not provided the full list of candidates...
  • Boy, 8, critically injured in plane crash that killed LAFD paramedic

    Boy, 8, critically injured in plane crash that killed LAFD paramedic
    An 8-year-old boy was in critical condition Wednesday after being injured in a plane crash that killed a veteran Los Angeles Fire Department paramedic. Sebastian Joshua Grewal underwent a second surgery Tuesday to relieve pressure on his brain, the...
  • Report: LAFD captains trained to enter shooting scenes after LAX incident

    Report: LAFD captains trained to enter shooting scenes after LAX incident
    The Los Angeles Fire Department has trained hundreds of captains to oversee rescue teams during mass shootings as part of an ambitious effort prompted by a gunman's rampage last year at LAX, according to a report that will be presented Tuesday to fire...
  • Two people killed, two seriously injured in Sylmar car crash

    Two people killed, two seriously injured in Sylmar car crash
    Two people were killed and two others seriously injured Tuesday night in a traffic accident in Sylmar, authorities said. The incident was reported about 8 p.m. when a single car rolled over in the 12000 block of Harding Street, the Los Angeles Fire...
  • One person dies in Koreatown apartment fire, LAFD says

    One person dies in Koreatown apartment fire, LAFD says
    One person died after a fire tore through a Koreatown apartment Wednesday evening. The victim in Wednesday's blaze appeared to be an adult male, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. At least 13 others have died this year in fires...
  • Car dangles off 4th floor of St. Vincent Medical Center garage

    Car dangles off 4th floor of St. Vincent Medical Center garage
    A station wagon broke through the railing of a parking garage at St. Vincent Medical Center on Wednesday, almost falling from the fourth floor, authorities said. The Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division tweeted photographs of the car,...
  • Brush fire closes 90 Freeway in Marina del Rey

    Brush fire closes 90 Freeway in Marina del Rey
    A brush fire shut down all lanes of the 90 Freeway at Culver Boulevard in Marina del Rey on Saturday afternoon. Nearly 100 firefighters put the fire out in about an hour, confining it to less than 4 acres. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said...
  • Child injured in plane crash dies; pilot killed was LAFD veteran

    Child injured in plane crash dies; pilot killed was LAFD veteran
    An 8-year-old boy who was seriously hurt in a San Bernardino County plane crash that killed a Los Angeles firefighter died of his injuries on Friday, officials said. Sebastian Gerwal, of Frazier Lake, suffered trauma to his head and upper body in the...
  • Health officials issue 'extreme odor' advisory in Atwater Village area following oil spill

    Health officials issue 'extreme odor' advisory in Atwater Village area following oil spill
    Los Angeles County public health officials on Thursday issued an "extreme odor" advisory for Atwater Village after a 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline. People living or working in the area could experience “mild,...