Wind Swept Flames From Carport Fire Damage Mid-City Duplex
MID-CITY - Wind swept flames from a burning carport destroyed a nearby shed and heavily damaged a residential duplex in Mid-City Saturday evening, sending one firefighter to the hospital.
Firefighters Save Multi-Family Dwelling from Westlake Blaze
WESTLAKE - While heavy fire billowed from the attic of a craftsman style home, firefighters aggressively defended the exposed four-plex and limited the fires extension, saving the living areas from damage.
South Los Angeles Building Destroyed but Critical Equipment Saved
HISTORIC SOUTH-CENTRAL - An overnight battle raged as nearly 100 firefighters worked diligently to defend a burning commercial building. Ultimately the fire won out, but their efforts saved business-critical equipment worth over $165,000.
READY, SET, GO!
The Los Angeles Fire Department encourages you to be prepared in the event of a brush fire. For those of you living near the current incidents, be vigilant and keep your TV or radio on. Make certain you have your family critical papers, phone data, pets, and other valuables ready to evacuate if so directed.
RED FLAG PARKING
To increase public safety, the Fire Department and Department of Transportation have created a program to remove illegally parked vehicles in posted locations within the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones. The goal of this program is to educate the public on the potential hazards associated with a fast-moving brush fire, and the importance of keeping roadways clear.
The canyons of Los Angeles are always a challenge in terms of fire safety. In addition to obvious brushy hillsides, there are multiple types of fire hazards that exist because of ornamental vegetation. The Los Angeles Fire Department works year-round to ensure those with this type of shrubbery obey the Fire Code relative to clearance and care.
The Los Angeles Fire Department is Dedicated to Saving Lives, Fighting Fires, Safety and Prevention, and Building Communities.
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