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Los Angeles Fire Department

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  • Downtown L.A. fire engulfs tower, melts signs, bursts windows

    Downtown L.A.  fire engulfs tower, melts signs, bursts windows
    A massive fire in downtown Los Angeles early today engulfed an apartment tower that was under construction, damaged two other buildings and left freeways and roads closed, the Los Angeles Times reported.  Firefighters used the 110 Freeway to set up...
  • Huge L.A. blaze being investigated as a criminal fire

    Huge L.A. blaze being investigated as a criminal fire
    The huge L.A. fire that engulfed an apartment tower over an area the size of a city block is being treated as a criminal fire. Although fires "of this magnitude" are always treated as a criminal fire, "it's very rare for the entire building to be...
  • 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...
  • Danger adds to drama as couple is pulled alive from L.A. River

    Danger adds to drama as couple is pulled alive from L.A. River
    Churning debris and the rocketing current spiked the danger quotient as rescuers worked to pull two people from the rain-swollen Los Angeles River on Friday. Dusty Clark of the Los Angeles Fire Department rescued one of two people from a section of...
  • Man fatally shot at Koreatown bus stop identified

    Man fatally shot at Koreatown bus stop identified
    A man shot and killed at a bus stop in Koreatown early Sunday morning has been identified as Bryan Martinez Rubio, 28, authorities said. The Los Angeles County coroner's office, which released his identity, said his city of residence was unknown....
  • Police investigate fatal shooting at Koreatown bus stop

    Police investigate fatal shooting at Koreatown bus stop
    A 28-year-old man was shot and killed at a bus stop in Koreatown early Sunday morning, authorities said. The man was sitting on a bus bench on the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue when two men ran toward him and shot him at 1:06...