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  • Body of woman found floating in Echo Park Lake

    Body of woman found floating in Echo Park Lake
    A woman's body was discovered floating in Echo Park Lake on Saturday morning, officials said.  Authorities were called to the 700 block of Echo Park Avenue about 7:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters pulled the woman...
  • Big-rig fire on 5 Freeway: 1 lane still closed in Burbank

    Big-rig fire on 5 Freeway: 1 lane still closed in Burbank
    California Highway Patrol officers are still working to reopen all lanes of Interstate 5 in the Burbank area after a big rig's tires caught fire moments after the driver exited the vehicle Monday afternoon. About 12:20 p.m., the CHP received an influx...
  • Big-rig fire: All lanes open on southbound 5 Freeway in Burbank

    Big-rig fire: All lanes open on southbound 5 Freeway in Burbank
    All five lanes of southbound Interstate 5 reopened Monday afternoon, a few hours after a fire melted four tires off a big rig, the CHP said.   California Highway Patrol officers reopened the fifth southbound lane around 4:04 p.m., said spokesman Juan...
  • Garcetti's budget adds more firefighters, overhauls 911 dispatch

    Garcetti's budget adds more firefighters, overhauls 911 dispatch
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's first proposed budget calls for hiring 140 firefighters and the start of a sweeping overhaul of the city's 911 dispatch system, part of a bid to speed the response to hundreds of thousands of calls for help each year....
  • Searing L.A. heat wave, high winds cause extreme fire danger

    Searing L.A. heat wave, high winds cause extreme fire danger
    Powerful Santa Ana winds combined with potentially record-breaking temperatures will create extreme fire danger Wednesday across a tinder-dry Southland, officials warned. Temperatures in Los Angeles County will range from near 90 degrees at the...
  • Fire agencies on high alert due to Santa Ana winds, warm weather

    Fire agencies on high alert due to Santa Ana winds, warm weather
    Fire agencies across Southern California were on high alert and planning to beef up crews in wildland areas due to hot weather and powerful Santa Ana winds expected to last through Thursday. The Los Angeles Fire Department announced that extra crews...
  • Man held on suspicion of sparking San Pedro Elks Lodge fire

    Man held on suspicion of sparking San Pedro Elks Lodge fire
    A 78-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sparking a fire that destroyed the San Pedro Elks Lodge. The arrest of Nick Pecarich resulted from an ongoing investigation by arson investigators with the Los Angeles fire and police departments and the...
  • Wind-driven brush fire spreads to 100 acres near Rancho Cucamonga

    Wind-driven brush fire spreads to 100 acres near Rancho Cucamonga
    A brush fire broke out in the San Bernardino National Forest on Wednesday and quickly spread to 100 acres as firefighters struggled to reach it amid blustery winds, officials said. The blaze, dubbed the Etiwanda Fire, was reported in the Day Canyon...
  • Fire destroys North Hollywood homeless shelter

    Fire destroys North Hollywood homeless shelter
    An overnight fire at a North Hollywood pallet yard quickly spread and destroyed an adjacent homeless shelter, displacing 21 residents, officials said Saturday. Firefighters arrived at the scene at Okote Pallets Inc. in the 13000 block of Saticoy...
  • Man fatally hit by Metro Red Line train; service delayed

    Man fatally hit by Metro Red Line train; service delayed
    A man appeared to have jumped in front of a Metro Red Line train bound for North Hollywood on Thursday afternoon, causing service delays, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The incident was reported around 1:41 p....
  • Brush fire threatening homes in Pacific Palisades

    Los Angeles firefighters are battling a small brush fire that is threatening homes in Pacific Palisades, authorities said. About 160 firefighters and three helicopters are fighting the quarter-acre blaze in the 17000 block of Avenida de Santa Ynez,...