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Los Angeles Fire Department

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  • 4 police, firefighter overcome by fumes while rescuing suicidal man

    4 police, firefighter overcome by fumes while rescuing suicidal man
    Four Los Angeles police officers and a firefighter were overcome by carbon monoxide early Friday when they rescued a man who was attempting suicide inside a boutique car dealership. A relative of the man called police about 4 a.m. and alerted them...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Man steals L.A. Fire Department ambulance sent to help him

    Man steals L.A. Fire Department ambulance sent to help him
    A man being treated by paramedics stole a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance and led police on a chase that ended in a traffic collision, sending two women to the hospital Sunday night. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 200 block of North...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stumbles in L.A. institutions did lead to some leaps forward

    Stumbles in L.A. institutions did lead to some leaps forward
    Scandals, screw-ups and secret deals made 2014 a tumultuous year for some of the region's most important institutions. But those stumbles may pay dividends in 2015 because they sparked improvements: leadership changes, new rules and court decrees aimed at...
  • Small fire erupts on Paramount's Hollywood lot

    A small fire broke out Saturday on the Hollywood lot of Paramount Pictures, authorities said. No injuries were reported. About 5:30 p.m., 20 firefighters responded to the blaze inside a two-story building on Paramount’s lot in the 5500 block of...