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Los Angeles Fire Department

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  • San Pedro fire burns two homes; 133 firefighters on scene

    San Pedro fire burns two homes; 133 firefighters on scene
    More than 130 Los Angeles firefighters responded to a residential fire that burned two homes and vegetation in a San Pedro neighborhood on Friday, officials said. A helicopter helped firefighters battle the blaze, which took less than an hour to get...
  • Santa Ana winds prompt red flag warning in L.A., Ventura counties

    Santa Ana winds prompt red flag warning in L.A., Ventura counties
    Strong Santa Ana winds are expected to exceed 60 mph Wednesday, prompting firefighters to deploy additional resources because of an increased risk of brush fires. A red flag warning was issued early Wednesday after forecasters said dry conditions,...
  • Pedestrian killed by Metro Gold Line train; service disrupted

    Pedestrian killed by Metro Gold Line train; service disrupted
    A pedestrian was killed Monday morning after being struck by a Metro train near Avenue 61 in Highland Park, officials said. It was unclear why the pedestrian was struck. But authorities said service on the Metro Gold Line was disrupted and would be...
  • 3.5 earthquake rattles Los Angeles

    3.5 earthquake rattles Los Angeles
    A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Sunday night about a half mile from View-Park Windsor Hills in South Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:17 p.m. Pacific time and occurred at a depth of 6 miles,...
  • Car's deadly plunge into harbor investigated as accident

    Car's deadly plunge into harbor investigated as accident
    Investigators are looking into a crash that left a 13-year-old boy dead and an 8-year-old boy in grave condition after their family car plunged into the San Pedro harbor. LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman said Friday that the crash was being considered an...
  • 'Excessive' workers' comp costs L.A. taxpayers millions, audits find

    'Excessive' workers' comp costs L.A. taxpayers millions, audits find
    Los Angeles police and firefighters work in a culture that encourages filing “excessive” workers’ compensation claims, according to a pair of city audits released Thursday, and taxpayers are doling out up to $28 million a year for what...
  • Fire engulfs top floors of L.A. commercial building; people rescued

    Fire engulfs top floors of L.A. commercial building; people rescued
    A fire ripped through part of a commercial building near downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday evening, briefly trapping two people inside an office until firefighters made a rescue, authorities said. The blaze erupted about 7:45 p.m. on the fifth floor of a...
  • Let paramedics and nurse practitioners handle some 911 calls

    Let paramedics and nurse practitioners handle some 911 calls
    There's nothing — nothing — that irritates people more about the department they otherwise love than watching a 50-foot firetruck with a crew of fully suited firefighters show up to a 911 call for a heart attack or bee sting. Inevitably,...
  • 4 injured in Brentwood crash; Sunset Blvd. closed in both directions

    A collision Tuesday afternoon left two adults and two children injured and prompted the closure of Sunset Boulevard in Brentwood, authorities said. The two-car crash occurred shortly before 3:45 p.m. in the 13100 block of Sunset Boulevard near the...
  • A culture of workers' comp abuse at the LAPD and LAFD

    A culture of workers' comp abuse at the LAPD and LAFD
    Los Angeles police and firefighters work in a culture that encourages excessive and questionable workers' compensation claims, often for entirely preventable injuries, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars a year, according to new audits by...
  • Deadly Wilmington hotel fire deemed 'suspicious'

    Deadly Wilmington hotel fire deemed 'suspicious'
    A deadly fire that forced residents to leap out of windows as flames swept through a hotel early Thursday in Wilmington is considered suspicious, fire officials said. Arson investigators with the Los Angeles Fire Department were sifting through debris...