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  • Big-rig fire: All lanes open on southbound 5 Freeway in Burbank

    Big-rig fire: All lanes open on southbound 5 Freeway in Burbank
    All five lanes of southbound Interstate 5 reopened Monday afternoon, a few hours after a fire melted four tires off a big rig, the CHP said.   California Highway Patrol officers reopened the fifth southbound lane around 4:04 p.m., said spokesman Juan...
  • Man held on suspicion of sparking San Pedro Elks Lodge fire

    Man held on suspicion of sparking San Pedro Elks Lodge fire
    A 78-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sparking a fire that destroyed the San Pedro Elks Lodge. The arrest of Nick Pecarich resulted from an ongoing investigation by arson investigators with the Los Angeles fire and police departments and the...
  • Fire agencies on high alert due to Santa Ana winds, warm weather

    Fire agencies on high alert due to Santa Ana winds, warm weather
    Fire agencies across Southern California were on high alert and planning to beef up crews in wildland areas due to hot weather and powerful Santa Ana winds expected to last through Thursday. The Los Angeles Fire Department announced that extra crews...
  • Searing L.A. heat wave, high winds cause extreme fire danger

    Searing L.A. heat wave, high winds cause extreme fire danger
    Powerful Santa Ana winds combined with potentially record-breaking temperatures will create extreme fire danger Wednesday across a tinder-dry Southland, officials warned. Temperatures in Los Angeles County will range from near 90 degrees at the...
  • Wind-driven brush fire spreads to 100 acres near Rancho Cucamonga

    Wind-driven brush fire spreads to 100 acres near Rancho Cucamonga
    A brush fire broke out in the San Bernardino National Forest on Wednesday and quickly spread to 100 acres as firefighters struggled to reach it amid blustery winds, officials said. The blaze, dubbed the Etiwanda Fire, was reported in the Day Canyon...
  • Fire destroys North Hollywood homeless shelter

    Fire destroys North Hollywood homeless shelter
    An overnight fire at a North Hollywood pallet yard quickly spread and destroyed an adjacent homeless shelter, displacing 21 residents, officials said Saturday. Firefighters arrived at the scene at Okote Pallets Inc. in the 13000 block of Saticoy...
  • Garcetti's budget adds more firefighters, overhauls 911 dispatch

    Garcetti's budget adds more firefighters, overhauls 911 dispatch
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's first proposed budget calls for hiring 140 firefighters and the start of a sweeping overhaul of the city's 911 dispatch system, part of a bid to speed the response to hundreds of thousands of calls for help each year....
  • Massive fire engulfs Elks Lodge in San Pedro, collapses roof

    Massive fire engulfs Elks Lodge in San Pedro, collapses roof
    The Elks Lodge in San Pedro nearly burned to the ground early Tuesday morning after a fire started sometime in the middle of the night -- the second blaze on the property this week. Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the blaze, which...
  • Massive fire at San Pedro Elks Lodge was arson, officials say

    Massive fire at San Pedro Elks Lodge was arson, officials say
    The fire that destroyed part of the Elks Lodge in San Pedro early Tuesday was intentionally set, investigators said. The early morning fire tore through the 33,700-square-foot lodge less than a week after a brush fire had been extinguished on the...
  • L.A.'s Todd Leitz may have found his calling, as Padres' PA announcer

    L.A.'s Todd Leitz may have found his calling, as Padres' PA announcer
    The next public address announcer of the San Diego Padres just might end up being a guy who lives 20 minutes from Dodger Stadium. "I feel like a minor leaguer who's getting a call from the big league club, 'Come on in, kid, here's your chance,' " Todd...
  • UCLA student suffers face and neck burns after lab oven explodes

    A UCLA student suffered chest injuries and burns to his face and neck when a laboratory oven exploded Saturday evening, authorities said. The student was conducting a science experiment on the second floor of the campus engineering building at around...