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  • 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...
  • No progress on LAFD 911 response times, new data show

    No progress on LAFD 911 response times, new data show
    Waits for 911 medical help in Los Angeles have increased slightly this year, signaling no measurable progress toward Mayor Eric Garcetti's campaign pledge to speed up Fire Department responses to emergencies, according to city statistics released...
  • Crews contain brush fire near Brentwood at 2 acres

    Crews contain brush fire near Brentwood at 2 acres
    Firefighters worked overnight to put out multiple hot spots still scorching thick brush in the Rustic Canyon Park area near Brentwood, officials said Friday. Aerial water drops helped to quickly extinguish the blaze, which started late Thursday and...
  • L.A. Fire Department response times slow, data show

    L.A. Fire Department response times slow, data show
    Waits for 911 medical help in Los Angeles increased slightly this year, signaling no measurable progress on Mayor Eric Garcetti's campaign pledge to speed up Fire Department responses to emergencies, according to city statistics released Thursday....
  • Ground, air crews fighting brush fire in Rustic Canyon area

    Ground, air crews fighting brush fire in Rustic Canyon area
    Ground and air crews were aggressively attacking a brush fire in the Rustic Canyon area near Brentwood late Thursday, according the Los Angeles Fire Department. No homes are currently threatened and no evacuations have been ordered. About two acres...
  • Man arrested for alleged role in fatal Shadow Hills crash

    Man arrested for alleged role in fatal Shadow Hills crash
    A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder for his alleged role in a fatal traffic crash early Friday in Shadow Hills, police said. Luis Tapia of Sunland is suspected of contributing to the death of a woman on Sunland...
  • Ebola scare on LAX shuttle briefly closes Union Station bus plaza

    Ebola scare on LAX shuttle briefly closes Union Station bus plaza
    Los Angeles Union Station's bus plaza was shut down for an hour and a half Friday afternoon after a man who had recently traveled to Nigeria said he felt feverish and nauseous, but officials cautioned that he did not have Ebola.  "It's not Ebola,"...
  • 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...
  • Fire at Venice storage facility injures eight, causes heavy damage

    Fire at Venice storage facility injures eight, causes heavy damage
    A fire burned so fiercely through a Venice storage facility over the weekend that it injured eight firefighters and boiled runoff from water sprayed on the blaze. On Sunday, customers were left to wonder about the extent of the damage and what remained of...