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LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
RESEDA - A wind-driven tree fire spread through several blocks burning structures and vegetation. On Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11:53 AM, LAFD responded to a structure fire at the 18000 block of Elkwood St. The fire appeared to have started in ornamental vegetation near Strathern St, then was…
West Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
VENICE - An outside fire quickly spread to and destroyed a vacant commercial building near the Venice Beach Boardwalk just before dawn Wednesday, but thankfully caused no injury. The Los Angeles Fire Department was notified of a rubbish fire at 6:19 AM on January 13, 2021 at 723 South Ocean Front Walk in…
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
LOS ANGELES - The inaugural LAFD Photo of the Year competition left no doubts as to the viewers choice, with Dakota Clark rising to the top. Throughout the year, photographers from across the region capture images of Your Los Angeles City Fire Department in action. Structure fires, brush fires, traffic…
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
On Saturday December 19, 2020 between the hours of 3:27AM and 4:08AM, five distinct fires in close proximity, were reported to or discovered by the Los Angeles City Fire Department. The fires involved buildings on two separate church properties, a utility pole, a vehicle and rubbish.  The LAFD…
Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
EAGLE ROCK - Though a functional smoke alarm was able to awaken two residents to safely escape their burning home, a woman was later found dead inside the northeast Los Angeles residence, that was heavily involved with fire. The Los Angeles Fire Department was notified at 3:51 AM on December 28, 2020 of a…
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
LOS ANGELES - Before rain occurs in Southern California, the Los Angeles Fire Department encourages residents to take the simple steps necessary to protect themselves from injury and their property from storm damage. Those living near recent brush fires should be aware of the extreme danger possible from debris…
Valley Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
CANOGA PARK - A fast-moving arson fire heavily damaged a west San Fernando Valley apartment building early Tuesday morning, displacing 16 residents, including seven children. With all their possessions gone, so was their hope for a Merry Christmas...until the Spark of Love program delivered.   The Los…
Valley Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
Firefighters successfully defended a building under construction as fire ripped through two North Hollywood businesses. At 9:07PM, the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to reports of an outside fire extending into a structure in the 5400 block of N Tujunga Av in North Hollywood.…
Valley Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
VAN NUYS - Firefighters in the central San Fernando Valley battled a pair of large-scale commercial structure fires Friday evening, the largest involving a vacant automobile dealership that was heavily damaged by fire.   It was a busy 24 hour shift for the the crew from Los Angeles Fire Department …
Valley Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
VAN NUYS - Fast, well coordinated teamwork by firefighters spared eight businesses from harm Friday night in the central San Fernando Valley, when a greater alarm fire erupted in a long, narrow multi-tenant commercial building.   The fire was reported to the Los Angeles Fire Department at 7:22 PM on…
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