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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • LAFD gets new anti-nepotism rules in wake of hiring controversy

    LAFD gets new anti-nepotism rules in wake of hiring controversy
    The Los Angeles Fire Commission adopted new rules Tuesday to prevent conflicts of interest and reform a firefighter hiring process that a city report called “tainted” by concerns of nepotism. The changes will require all LAFD officials...
  • LAFD opens investigation into alleged mistreatment of new recruit

    LAFD opens investigation into alleged mistreatment of new recruit
    The Los Angeles Fire Department has opened an investigation into allegations of misconduct at a city fire station made by the recently hired son of a high-ranking fire official, according to documents and interviews. The charges come from Nicholas Rose,...
  • Man critically burned while tampering with power lines in Vernon

    Man critically burned while tampering with power lines in Vernon
    A man was critically burned Tuesday night after tampering with power lines in Vernon, fire officials said. The incident occurred about 8:45 p.m. in the 2300 block of South Santa Fe Avenue, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The unidentified man was...
  • Russian team unable to play in Kings' alumni game Sunday

    Russian team unable to play in Kings' alumni game Sunday
    Talk about changing on the fly ... The Kings were forced to do some late scrambling for Sunday's festivities, featuring an alumni contest, at Hockey Fest at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. A group of Russian players, of former NHLers, was to have...
  • 9/11 anniversary: Ceremonies to honor victims of terrorist attacks

    9/11 anniversary: Ceremonies to honor victims of terrorist attacks
    Several public events and somber remembrances are scheduled for the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including a ceremony outside Dodger Stadium. Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck will join Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas at 10 a....
  • L.A. heat wave: Medical emergencies expected to spike this weekend

    L.A. heat wave: Medical emergencies expected to spike this weekend
    A heat wave that’s forecast to bear down on the Los Angeles region this weekend is likely to bring not only a heightened threat of wildfires but also a spike in medical emergencies. “People overestimate their abilities and underestimate...
  • Consultant's report recommends major overhaul of L.A. Fire Department

    Consultant's report recommends major overhaul of L.A. Fire Department
    The Los Angeles Fire Department requires a sweeping overhaul of how it responds to hundreds of thousands of medical rescues and 911 calls each year, according to a long-awaited consultant's report commissioned by the city. The recommendations call for...