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.
Silver Lake Arson Suspect Arrested
- Before the sun had yet risen, residents of Silver Lake, near the 101 Freeway and Coronado St, awoke to sirens and the glow of flames with multiple small fires actively burning along the freeway wal
Greater Alarm Apartment Fire in Northridge Sends One to Hospital
NORTHRIDGE - A kitchen fire that spurned bystander's efforts to control, caused heavy damage to a San Fernando Valley apartment at noon Thursday, sending one man to the hospital.
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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