| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:38 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has named the first Latino to lead the city's Fire Department as it struggles with an onslaught of criticism over staff reductions, lagging response times, slow progress in hiring women and minorities and outdated...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" touched down on Hollywood Boulevard outside the El Capitan Theatre on July 15 for the animated film's premiere, with Dane Cook returning to voice high-flying Dusty, the crop duster.
"It's a loving tribute to...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Firefighters quickly knocked down a short but intense fire that swept through a two-story duplex Thursday morning in South L.A.
Officials had initially reported that no one was injured in the blaze but later said a firefighter suffered minor burns and...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:17 PM
Los Angeles firefighters who responded to a structure fire near skid row Thursday night discovered a marijuana-growing operation.
The Los Angeles Fire Department received a call at 8:17 p.m. about a fire on the third floor of a building at 421 E. 6th ...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:17 PM
A 43-year-old man has been charged with setting more than 20 small trash fires throughout Los Angeles this year, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Salvador Munguia pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the string of fires, two of which ignited dry grass, according to...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Authorities in Los Angeles have confiscated a ton of illegal fireworks, leading to criminal charges being filed against seven vendors, the latest in a regional crackdown ahead of Friday's July 4 celebrations, the city attorney’s office announced...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:56 PM
Los Angeles officials announced Thursday that they had confiscated slightly more than one ton of illegal fireworks as part of a regional crackdown before Fourth of July celebrations.
The amount of seized fireworks rose as authorities worked in...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:51 PM
With overhauled procedures, Los Angeles is once again moving to hire new firefighters after the process was suspended earlier this year amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement.
In a bid to boost the number of women and minorities in the LAFD's...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Members of the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve an overhaul of the rules for hiring city firefighters, restarting a recruitment effort halted in March amid concerns about nepotism and mismanagement.
In a bid...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:55 AM
Five Los Angeles police officers exposed to chemical fumes from a narcotics lab in a Van Nuys apartment were recovering early Monday, Los Angeles police said.
The officers responded to a radio call reporting a man screaming at 14839 W. Sherman Way...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Two people were killed and two others seriously injured Tuesday night in a traffic accident in Sylmar, authorities said.
The incident was reported about 8 p.m. when a single car rolled over in the 12000 block of Harding Street, the Los Angeles Fire...