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Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
LOS ANGELES - It took 135 firefighters more than an hour to fully extinguish heavy fire in a vacant one-story commercial building in downtown L.A., early Wednesday morning.  The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 2:44 AM on January 29, 2020 to 1405 East 15th Street in the Fashion District of downtown…
Valley Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
WOODLAND HILLS - A woman was hospitalized in grave condition Thursday afternoon, after being rescued from her burning home in the west San Fernando Valley. The Los Angeles Fire Department was notified at 1:53 PM on January 23, 2020 of a structure fire at 23530 Burbank Boulevard in Woodland Hills. Firefighters…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
PACOIMA - An explosion near an electrical panel sparks a fire and sends one man to the hospital. On the afternoon of Wednesday, January 22, 2020, a subcontractor was working at a large one-story commercial building on an electrical-related problem. When going to the main electrical panel, an…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
EAST HOLLYWOOD - LAFD worked closely with LAPD force protection to strategically keep a structure fire from spreading to other units of a fourplex, while allowing officers to apprehend a barricaded subject inside the building. LAPD notified Metro Fire Communications at 10:01 P.M. on Sunday,…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
LOS ANGELES - Members of the Los Angeles Fire Department who serve as Cadet Post Advisors were recognized today by the Board of Fire Commissioners. Our Cadet Program serves as a top tier youth program thanks to the countless hours and dedication by these members (with no additional compensation…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
SOUTH LOS ANGELES - An aircraft returning to LAX for an emergency landing needed to dump fuel to lighten the load. Unfortunately for the people the fuel rained down on, this prompted LAFD firefighter-paramedics and Hazerdous Materials specialists to respond for air-quality monitoring and medical…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
LOS ANGELES – There were eight civilian deaths in the City of Los Angeles attributed to accidental residential structure fires in 2019, the lowest number on record, while the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) responded to nearly half a million calls for service during the year, a record high…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
LOS ANGELES - It is with great sadness that the LAFD announces the death of Arson Detection Canine (ret.), “Major.”  Major passed away on December 27th at home with his handler Arson Accelerant Detection Investigator (ret.) Frankie Oglesby.  Major was assigned to the LAFD’s Arson Counter Terrorism Section from…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
SOUTH LOS ANGELES - LAFD responded to an early morning fire in a detached garage, finding a woman dead inside after putting the fire out.   Dispatchers received the 9-1-1 call at 1:54 A.M. on January 5, 2020. Firefighters arrived to find a detached garage with flames blowing out of the windows…
Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
ECHO PARK - One man was briefly trapped, two neigbors escaped unharmed and third was displaced, after a large tree fell in Echo Park early Monday. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 7:53 AM on December 23, 2019 to the 1300 block of Laveta Terrace, where a large hillside tree had suddenly toppled…
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