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LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Fire Department debuted the first robotic firefighting vehicle in the United States, putting it to use on its first day in service. The Thermite RS3 (manufactured by Textron: Howe & Howe Technologies) is a compact, low-center of gravity, wide chassis, industrial robotic…
Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
An early morning blaze erupted in the Fashion District of Downtown Los Angeles, inflicting heavy damage to commercial structures.   At 4:43AM on October 13, 2020 the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 801 S Crocker Street in Downtown Los Angeles. The fire…
South Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
JEFFERSON PARK - A woman gravely injured in a South Los Angeles house fire, died Monday evening at a local hospital. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 5:07 PM on September 28, 2020 to 2508 South 9th Avenue in Jefferson Park, where firefighters arrived quickly to find fire showing from a 3,324 square…
Valley Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
LAKE VIEW TERRACE - Despite the swift response of firefighters, one woman perished at a house fire early Sunday morning in the northeast San Fernando Valley. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned by a neighbor's 9-1-1 call at 3:41 AM on September 27, 2020, to a structure fire at 11538 Kismet Avenue in Lake…
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
LOS ANGELES – On May 16, 2020, a massive fireball engulfed 11 Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) firefighters while they were battling a commercial building fire in downtown Los Angeles, sending them all to the hospital with burn injuries.  UPDATE: September 14, 2020 The…
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
LOS ANGELES - With hot weather predicted, the Los Angeles Fire Department suggests you take action now to: Minimize the risks of sun and hot weather. Prepare your household, pets and workplace. Get relief from and avoid the effects of heat. Adjust your attire and activities to limit sun exposure, heat…
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
LOS ANGELES - With 52 child deaths in the United States last year attributed to children left alone in hot vehicles, the Los Angeles Fire Department is asking for your help: We need to make sure no child dies as the result of being left alone in a hot vehicle! Always put something you'll need - such as your…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
Due to unhealthy air quality, the City of Los Angeles will activate Smoke Relief Centers at the following Department of Recreation and Parks sites on Sunday, September 13, 2020, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.: South LA Sports Activity Center | 7020 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90003 | (323) 758-8716…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
Just after 3 PM on September 11, 2020, LAFD responded to an aircraft down at the 7000 block of Hayvenhurst Ave in Lake Balboa. Firefighters arrived to find a single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft down in a parking lot just west of Van Nuys airport. Firefighters pulled hose lines and quickly…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
9/11 Memorial Video 2020 from Los Angeles Fire Department on Vimeo. This year marks the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Each year we hold a ceremony to remember the people and events of that fateful day. However, this year due to the coronavirus, we have had to…
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