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  • Boy, 8, critically injured in plane crash that killed LAFD paramedic

    Boy, 8, critically injured in plane crash that killed LAFD paramedic
    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...
  • LAFD battles huge blaze at Lincoln Heights auto wrecking business

    LAFD battles huge blaze at Lincoln Heights auto wrecking business
    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...
  • Scientist: 4.2-magnitude quake hits Westside

    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...
  • Firebombing at L.A. housing project may be racially motivated

    Firebombing at L.A. housing project may be racially motivated
    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:...
  • L.A. oil spill: 10,000 gallons could take 24 hours to clean up

    L.A. oil spill: 10,000 gallons could take 24 hours to clean up
    A 10,000-gallon crude-oil spill in Atwater Village early Thursday was expected to take 24 hours to fully clean up, officials said. Firefighters responding to the spill shortly after 1 a.m. in the 5100 block of West San Fernando Road were able to hem...
  • Ronald Dwight SmithApril 26, 1935 - May 4, 2014

    Ronald Dwight Smith<br/>April 26, 1935 - May 4, 2014
    Loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, Ron passed away at the age of 79, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.  He was born in Los Angeles, the son of Ira Dwight Smith and Carolyn Jule Smith.  Raised in North Hollywood, he graduated...
  • Nearly two dozen brush fires break out in L.A. County over 2 days

    Nearly two dozen brush fires break out in L.A. County over 2 days
    Firefighters in Los Angeles County have responded to nearly two dozen vegetation fires in the last two days, and although none have grown to any significant size the sheer number highlights the powder-keg-like conditions persisting across Southern...
  • L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill

    L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill
    No crude oil from a 10,000-gallon spill in Atwater Village entered the L.A. River, officials said Thursday as they continued to clean up the slippery mess. An L.A. County official said it could take a few days to clean up the spill, which occurred...
  • 'Extreme odor' warning issued after Atwater Village crude-oil spill

    'Extreme odor' warning issued after Atwater Village crude-oil spill
    Los Angeles County public health officials on Thursday issued an "extreme odor" advisory for Atwater Village after a 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline. People living or working in the area could experience “mild,...
  • Ash is the new 'May Gray' in Southern California

    Ash is the new 'May Gray' in Southern California
    "May Gray" and "June Gloom" usually offer a cool respite for firefighters as they prepare for the summer and fall's hot weather and heavy winds. But for much of this month, May Gray has failed to materialize. Instead of the low clouds and chill common...
  • Atwater Village pipeline rupture spews crude oil

    Atwater Village pipeline rupture spews crude oil
    A rupture in an above-ground pipeline that sent roughly 10,000 gallons of crude oil spewing onto Atwater Village streets early Thursday appeared to have been caused by a valve failure, the pipeline company said. The rupture sprayed black oil 20 feet...