| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:22 PM
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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 8:31 AM
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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 7:44 PM
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...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:25 AM
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...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 3:05 PM
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...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Firefighters today have a large inventory of safety equipment. But one Northern California city is adding another: bulletproof vests. Fairfield is joining a growing number of fire departments in giving more protection to firefighters as their role in...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 10:20 PM
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...
| Nov 14, 2014
Firemen working to rescue three man crew from crashed DC-6 on golf course near Van Nuys Airport are engulfed in flames....
| Nov 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:48 AM
An arson investigation is underway after an early-morning fire burned through a tailor shop in the downtown fashion district Saturday, authorities said.
Firefighters responded to K1 Fashion at 1409 Santee Street at 2:35 a.m. to find the single-story...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:54 PM
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...