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  • Three Monterey Park firetruck crash victims remain in hospital

    Three Monterey Park firetruck crash victims remain in hospital
    Three people, including one firefighter, remain hospitalized after two firetrucks collided in Monterey Park on Wednesday, causing one to slam into a small restaurant. 
  • Massive fire at San Pedro Elks Lodge was arson, officials say

    Massive fire at San Pedro Elks Lodge was arson, officials say
    The fire that destroyed part of the Elks Lodge in San Pedro early Tuesday was intentionally set, investigators said. The early morning fire tore through the 33,700-square-foot lodge less than a week after a brush fire had been extinguished on the...

    At least 15 hurt when firetrucks collide in Monterey Park

    At least 15 hurt when firetrucks collide in Monterey Park
    At least 15 people, including six firefighters, were injured Wednesday afternoon when two firetrucks collided in Monterey Park, causing one to smash into a small restaurant. Monterey Park Fire Chief Jim Birrell said no fatalities were reported. The...

    Monterey Park fire truck crash: 'It was really bad,' witness says

    Monterey Park fire truck crash: 'It was really bad,' witness says
    Investigators said it was not immediately clear what caused two fire trucks to collide Wednesday afternoon in Monterey Park, sending one careening into a Chinese restaurant and injuring at least 14 people. It also was not known how many of the injured...

    Ex-Compton fire battalion chief pleads no contest to arson, embezzlement

    Ex-Compton fire battalion chief pleads no contest to arson, embezzlement
    A former Compton Fire Department battalion chief pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony charges of arson of property and embezzlement by a public official. Marcel Melanson, 38, was accused of stealing valuable city-owned radio equipment, then setting a...