| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:22 PM
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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 8:31 AM
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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:36 PM
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....
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:48 AM
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...
| Nov 14, 2014
Firemen working to rescue three man crew from crashed DC-6 on golf course near Van Nuys Airport are engulfed in flames....
| Nov 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 10:20 PM
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...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:38 PM
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...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 1:34 PM
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....
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 10:20 AM
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...