| Dec 30, 2014
| 7:02 PM
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...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 7:45 PM
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...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:49 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 12:47 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 8:32 PM
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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 7:34 AM
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...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 6:16 PM
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...
| 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 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 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 14, 2014
Firemen working to rescue three man crew from crashed DC-6 on golf course near Van Nuys Airport are engulfed in flames....