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Los Angeles Fire Department

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  • Delayed evacuation of school near Port of L.A. fire angers parents

    Delayed evacuation of school near Port of L.A. fire angers parents
    Potentially hazardous smoke from the stubborn fire at the Port of Los Angeles prompted air quality advisories and the evacuation of one elementary school Tuesday. Firefighters have been struggling to extinguish the blaze, which was contained but had...
  • Port blaze posed a challenge to firefighters, health scare at schools

    Port blaze posed a challenge to firefighters, health scare at schools
    A smoky, stubborn blaze that enveloped the Port of Los Angeles in a cloud of toxic soot challenged firefighters who turned to fireboats and scuba divers to attack the creosote-soaked World War II-era wooden pylons that smoldered on the waterline. The...
  • Port of L.A. fire extinguished; crews begin demolition, repairs

    Port of L.A. fire extinguished; crews begin demolition, repairs
    The Port of Los Angeles fire that sent a thick plume of toxic smoke into the air Tuesday, forcing a nearby elementary school to evacuate, has been fully extinguished, officials said Wednesday. Crews will now begin the process of demolition and cleanup...
  • State investigating LAFD hiring after white applicant alleges bias

    State investigating LAFD hiring after white applicant alleges bias
    State officials are investigating recent changes made to the Los Angeles Fire Department’s hiring process after a complaint from a white male applicant who says he was unfairly passed over. In July, city officials introduced a lottery system to...
  • Port of Los Angeles operations to resume; fire nearly extinguished

    Port of Los Angeles operations to resume; fire nearly extinguished
    Most of the Port of Los Angeles’ terminals were expected to resume normal operations Tuesday evening after a fire that ripped through the wharf was nearly knocked down. Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, said the fire...
  • iPhone hoax: No, you can't recharge it in the microwave, LAPD warns

    No, the latest iPhone software does not allow for the device to be quickly charged by heating it up in the microwave, despite some convincing, but very fake online ads. Microwaving the phone will not only ruin the device, it could cause a fire or...
  • In Bel Air, the luxury of disaster readiness

     In Bel Air, the luxury of disaster readiness
    Tucked beneath green tennis courts in a hidden corner of Bel Air Crest, a 10-by-20 shed holds enough emergency equipment to stock a small hardware store — a 13,000-watt tri-fuel generator, a satellite phone and neatly organized boxes of medical...
  • Four recruits take oath to join Glendale's police force

     Four recruits take oath to join Glendale's police force
    The Glendale Police Department swore in four rookie officers earlier this month after they graduated from the police academy, though plenty of training in the field still lies ahead. On Aug. 14, Officer Matthew Stafford, Officer Dylan Montes, Officer...
  • At least two injured in blaze at Encino apartment complex

    Firefighters were battling a blaze at a three-story apartment complex in Encino on Thursday night that injured at least two people and forced others to evacuate, authorities said. The fire in the 5300 block of Lindley Avenue started shortly before 9 p....
  • Two people killed, several injured in Encino apartment fire

    Two people killed, several injured in Encino apartment fire
    Two people have died and several others were treated for smoke inhalation and other injuries after an apartment fire in Encino on Thursday night, authorities said. The blaze in the 5300 block of Lindley Avenue broke out shortly before 9 p.m.,...
  • Smoke alarms not working in Encino fire that killed two, officials say

    Smoke alarms not working in Encino fire that killed two, officials say
    Investigators have determined that hard-wired smoke alarms were not functioning inside an Encino apartment that was overwhelmed with flames Thursday night, killing an elderly woman and her son and injuring six others. More than 100 firefighters...