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LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
LOS ANGELES - A suspected arsonist is in custody facing felony charges, after an intentionally set fire in the Harvard Park area caused two persons to sustain injury Thursday morning, including a man who remains hospitalized in critical condition. Arson Suspect Shalonda Shaw (DOB 12-20-95) The Los Angeles…
Valley Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
RESEDA - Nearly 50 members of the Los Angeles Fire Department, including LAFD Hazardous Materials experts, responded to the subterranean rupture of a 2 inch natural gas line in the 17600 block of Saticoy Street near White Oak Avenue on September 5, 2019. A utility crew performing a street excavation at…
Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
LOS ANGELES - Since a fast-moving wildfire threatened homes in Eagle Rock and Glendale last week, Los Angeles Fire Department Investigators have relentlessly pursued those who caused the blaze they determined to have been an intentional act. Today, those suspects are in custody.  The fire, reported at 4:09 PM…
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
LOS ANGELES - Forty-one specially certified and equipped members of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Task Force, known as California Task Force 1 (CA-TF1), are being deployed tonight by aircraft to the southeast United…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
HOLLYWOOD - Firefighters douse flames in a two-story structure on Sunset Blvd in 44 minutes after finding fire on both floors and the roof. In the early afternoon of August 31, 2019, firefighters initially found moderate smoke coming from a two-story vacant building. As they encountered…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
MOUNT WASHINGTON - A concrete truck with no driver rolled into the garage of a home, damaging the structure, but leaving no one injured.  LAFD received the call at 1:23 p.m. on Saturday August 31, 2019, and found a concrete truck that had come to rest inside of the garage in a nearby home after…
Valley Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
LOS ANGELES - A combined effort both in the air and on the ground by mulitple agencies stopped a 30 acre brush fire from damaging any homes. At 4:09PM on August 25, 2019 the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a reported brush fire in the 2900 block of W Colorado Blvd. Firefighters arrived to find…
South Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
LOS ANGELES - During the night, fire ripped through the home of a family in South Los Angeles, leaving a teenager fighting for her life. At 1:18AM on August 25, 2019 the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 717 W 52nd Place in South Los Angeles. Firefighters arrived to find a…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
UPDATE: On the morning of August 27, 2019, only four days after the incidents in question, the LAFD Arson and Counter-Terrorism Section filed a felony criminal complaint with the Targeted Crimes Section of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's (DA) Office. The DA's office filed two…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
EXPOSITION PARK - Firefighters extinguished a blaze in a room and board residential occupancy. Two people were rescued from the flames, but sadly one has passed and the other is on life support. In the early hours of the morning on Thursday August 22, 2019, LAFD responded to a structure fire in…
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