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Los Angeles Fire Department

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  • L.A. fire spurs traffic chaos: 110 lanes open, hours of delays expected

    L.A. fire spurs traffic chaos: 110 lanes open, hours of delays expected
    The 110 Freeway northbound has been partially reopened after a massive fire early Monday morning. But it will still take traffic surrounding downtown L.A. hours to recover, officials said. “Just imagine that major artery -- which is about eight...
  • L.A. fire officials: Downtown fire may have been intentionally set

    L.A. fire officials: Downtown fire may have been intentionally set
    Los Angeles fire officials said they are “inclined” to believe a fire that engulfed a massive residential development project downtown was intentionally set. But until arson investigators can enter the wreckage, it’s impossible to...
  • 2 other fires break out; unclear if related to massive downtown blaze

    2 other fires break out; unclear if related to massive downtown blaze
    More than 100 firefighters were battling two other blazes in the city Monday morning while a massive fire in downtown Los Angeles engulfed an apartment tower that was under construction. Just after 4 a.m., a fire broke out in a business on 7th Street...
  • 'Tower of fire' destroys L.A. apartment complex under construction

    'Tower of fire' destroys L.A. apartment complex under construction
    The fire engulfed a towering residential project, raining ash on much of downtown Los Angeles and lighting the predawn sky a smoky orange. Computers and cubicles melted in neighboring buildings. Hundreds of thick windows cracked. Palm trees were...
  • Los Angeles mega-fire: Federal team set to investigate

    Los Angeles mega-fire: Federal team set to investigate
    A federal team is set to undertake the investigation into the massive fire in downtown Los Angeles that caused millions of dollars in damage and shut down the 110 Freeway for several hours Monday. The team is made up of specialized arson investigators...
  • Da Vinci fire an 'unusual' blaze that erupted quickly, L.A. chief says

    Da Vinci fire an 'unusual' blaze that erupted quickly, L.A. chief says
    The 911 call came at 1:09 a.m. from a passerby: A downtown building was on fire. Firefighters at Station No. 3 quickly realized they weren’t far from the scene, an apartment complex under construction near the intersection of the 101 and 110...
  • Fairfield Fire Department adds bulletproof vests to safety equipment

    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....
  • Ninety-eight years later, LAPD takes time to remember one of its own

    Ninety-eight years later, LAPD takes time to remember one of its own
    Walter R. Kreps, a Los Angeles police officer, was killed in the line of duty. He was on Avenue 20, racing to respond to a call, when a police car trying to pass a slower automobile collided with his motorcycle. Kreps was 28, married with a 6-year-old...
  • Fashion district fire prompts arson investigation

    Fashion district fire prompts arson investigation
    An arson investigation is underway after an early-morning fire burned through a tailor shop in the downtown fashion district Saturday, authorities said. Firefighters responded to K1 Fashion at 1409 Santee Street at 2:35 a.m. to find the single-story...