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Los Angeles Fire Department

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  • Searing L.A. heat wave, high winds cause extreme fire danger

    Searing L.A. heat wave, high winds cause extreme fire danger
    Powerful Santa Ana winds combined with potentially record-breaking temperatures will create extreme fire danger Wednesday across a tinder-dry Southland, officials warned. Temperatures in Los Angeles County will range from near 90 degrees at the...
  • Wind-driven brush fire spreads to 100 acres near Rancho Cucamonga

    Wind-driven brush fire spreads to 100 acres near Rancho Cucamonga
    A brush fire broke out in the San Bernardino National Forest on Wednesday and quickly spread to 100 acres as firefighters struggled to reach it amid blustery winds, officials said. The blaze, dubbed the Etiwanda Fire, was reported in the Day Canyon...
  • Fire destroys North Hollywood homeless shelter

    Fire destroys North Hollywood homeless shelter
    An overnight fire at a North Hollywood pallet yard quickly spread and destroyed an adjacent homeless shelter, displacing 21 residents, officials said Saturday. Firefighters arrived at the scene at Okote Pallets Inc. in the 13000 block of Saticoy...
  • Drug lab fumes send 5 LAPD officers, suspect to hospitals

    Drug lab fumes send 5 LAPD officers, suspect to hospitals
    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...
  • Two people killed, two seriously injured in Sylmar car crash

    Two people killed, two seriously injured in Sylmar car crash
    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...
  • Report: LAFD captains trained to enter shooting scenes after LAX incident

    Report: LAFD captains trained to enter shooting scenes after LAX incident
    The Los Angeles Fire Department has trained hundreds of captains to oversee rescue teams during mass shootings as part of an ambitious effort prompted by a gunman's rampage last year at LAX, according to a report that will be presented Tuesday to fire...
  • Acting LAFD chief now in running for full mayoral appointment

    Acting LAFD chief now in running for full mayoral appointment
    The search for the next head of the Los Angeles Fire Department is underway, with Interim Fire Chief James G. Featherstone among the candidates being interviewed for the top job. Mayor Eric Garcetti's office has not provided the full list of candidates...
  • LAPD officers work behind the scenes — and the camera

    LAPD officers work behind the scenes — and the camera
    If Officer Joel Morales was nervous when he met Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck outside the department's downtown headquarters, he didn't show it. And if Beck was anxious that the young patrolman might make him look bad on a video Morales was...
  • Brush fire closes 90 Freeway in Marina del Rey

    Brush fire closes 90 Freeway in Marina del Rey
    A brush fire shut down all lanes of the 90 Freeway at Culver Boulevard in Marina del Rey on Saturday afternoon. Nearly 100 firefighters put the fire out in about an hour, confining it to less than 4 acres. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said...
  • Child injured in plane crash dies; pilot killed was LAFD veteran

    Child injured in plane crash dies; pilot killed was LAFD veteran
    An 8-year-old boy who was seriously hurt in a San Bernardino County plane crash that killed a Los Angeles firefighter died of his injuries on Friday, officials said. Sebastian Gerwal, of Frazier Lake, suffered trauma to his head and upper body in the...
  • Car dangles off 4th floor of St. Vincent Medical Center garage

    Car dangles off 4th floor of St. Vincent Medical Center garage
    A station wagon broke through the railing of a parking garage at St. Vincent Medical Center on Wednesday, almost falling from the fourth floor, authorities said. The Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division tweeted photographs of the car,...