| Aug 28, 2014
| 10:01 PM
Firefighters were battling a blaze at a three-story apartment complex in Encino on Thursday night that injured at least two people and forced others to evacuate, authorities said.
The fire in the 5300 block of Lindley Avenue started shortly before 9 p....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Two people have died and several others were treated for smoke inhalation and other injuries after an apartment fire in Encino on Thursday night, authorities said.
The blaze in the 5300 block of Lindley Avenue broke out shortly before 9 p.m.,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Investigators have determined that hard-wired smoke alarms were not functioning inside an Encino apartment that was overwhelmed with flames Thursday night, killing an elderly woman and her son and injuring six others.
More than 100 firefighters...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Los Angeles police believe a series of shootings across the San Fernando Valley early Sunday that left three dead and two wounded are related after witnesses reported seeing a gunman in a tan SUV with tinted windows.
The three shootings unfolded...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:44 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:20 PM
One in five recruits in a new Los Angeles Fire Department training class are related to firefighters working at the agency, according to figures released Thursday evening.
Of the 70 recruits hired for the class now in training, 13 are sons of...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:47 PM
A Los Angeles Fire Department pilot was killed in a single-engine plane crashed Monday at El Mirage Dry Lake in San Bernardino County.
Fire officials identified the pilot as Brian Lee, 47. A child passenger was also hurt.
Lee, who was a helicopter...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:44 PM
An 8-year-old boy was in critical condition Wednesday after being injured in a plane crash that killed a veteran Los Angeles Fire Department paramedic.
Sebastian Joshua Grewal underwent a second surgery Tuesday to relieve pressure on his brain, the...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:23 PM
Close to 100 firefighters battled a huge fire Monday night that ignited among 55-gallon drums holding apparent exotic metals at a Lincoln Heights auto wrecking business, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said.
The blaze created a large cloud of...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Sunday night’s 4.2 magnitude earthquake felt across the Westside of Los Angeles was centered in the Santa Monica Mountains.
After initially calculating that the temblor was probably an aftershock of a 4.4 magnitude March 17 quake, seismologist...
| May 14, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Police are trying to determine whether a firebombing at the Ramona Gardens housing project in Boyle Heights was racially motivated.
The arson counter-terrorism unit of the Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating the blaze, which occurred about 12:...