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  • New LAFD class is nearly all male; 20% have relatives in the ranks

    New LAFD class is nearly all male; 20% have relatives in the ranks
    The first new class of Los Angeles Fire Department recruits since Mayor Eric Garcetti overhauled the city’s firefighter hiring process this year is half white and nearly all male, according to data released Tuesday evening. One in five is related to...
  • Four people, including 2 children, injured in Florence fire

    Four people, including 2 children, injured in Florence fire
    Four people were injured Wednesday evening in a fire at a commercial structure in the Florence neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said.  More than 100 firefighters with the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene at about 6 p.m. They...
  • Person fatally struck by Metro Red Line train in Studio City

    Person fatally struck by Metro Red Line train in Studio City
    A person was struck and killed by a Metro Red Line train in Studio City on Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Paramedics rushed to the Universal/Studio City station 1 p.m. after a person was hit and found under the tracks, Metro...
  • Blaze displaces 21 people from 1,000-square-foot Pacoima home

    Blaze displaces 21 people from 1,000-square-foot Pacoima home
    A fire that scorched a tiny Pacoima house before dawn Saturday displaced 21 people, including nine adults and a dozen children. The fire broke out about 5 a.m. at the back end of the 1,000-square-foot house on Kelowna Street, officials said. It took...
  • Earthquake: 4.2 and 3.0 temblors recorded near Castaic

    Earthquake: 4.2 and 3.0 temblors recorded near Castaic
    Back-to-back earthquakes Saturday evening centered near Castaic were felt across wide areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, but no damage had been reported, according to fire officials. A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported eight miles...
  • Fire blamed on Christmas tree injures 3 firefighters in N. Hollywood

    Fire blamed on Christmas tree injures 3 firefighters in N. Hollywood
    A fire that destroyed a North Hollywood home early Tuesday was only able to grow so quickly because the family had kept an old, brittle Christmas tree, fire officials said. The blaze broke out about 3:45 a.m. inside a home in the 11300 block of Delano...
  • L.A. officials offer ways of getting rid of Christmas trees

    L.A. officials offer ways of getting rid of Christmas trees
    Los Angeles residents looking to discard their Christmas trees will have several options for making sure they are collected by city sanitation crews, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday. Angelenos who have city trash pickup may cut up the trees and put...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....