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Los Angeles Fire Department

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Blaze that threatened warehouse, ship at Port of Los Angeles contained

    Blaze that threatened warehouse, ship at Port of Los Angeles contained
    The Los Angeles Fire Department said the bulk of a blaze that engulfed about 150 feet of wharf and threatened a warehouse at the Port of Los Angeles in Wilmington was contained Monday night. The majority of the fire was under control about 8:30 p.m. and...
  • Port of L.A. fire spews toxic fumes, prompting air-quality concerns

    Port of L.A. fire spews toxic fumes, prompting air-quality concerns
    A plume of toxic fumes from a stubborn fire at the Port of Los Angeles that continued to burn World War II-era lumber pylons soaked in creosote prompted air quality concerns Tuesday as firefighters attacked the blaze from above and below the water....
  • 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...
  • Big-rig fire on 5 Freeway: 1 lane still closed in Burbank

    Big-rig fire on 5 Freeway: 1 lane still closed in Burbank
    California Highway Patrol officers are still working to reopen all lanes of Interstate 5 in the Burbank area after a big rig's tires caught fire moments after the driver exited the vehicle Monday afternoon. About 12:20 p.m., the CHP received an influx...