| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:32 AM
The Los Angeles Fire Department put its social media accounts on “hiatus” Thursday and announced it was refusing access to 911 audio recordings and database records that document the department’s response to life-and-death medical...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:50 AM
A 70-year-old man suffered burns early Friday when a fire broke out inside a room at the Long Beach Veterans Administration hospital, fire officials said.
According to Long Beach Fire Capt. Jim Arvizu, the fire was reported about 12:40 a.m. at the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:46 AM
Four firefighters, including one who fell through a roof, were seriously injured Thursday while battling a blaze at a commercial building in South Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Katherine Main said the four firefighters were...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Manhattan Beach police searched Friday for a man caught on surveillance tape lighting half a dozen fires on the campus of an elementary school.
The fires were set between 12:24 a.m. and 1:15 a.m. Nov. 17. Police said one of the blazes burned a...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 9:10 AM
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" burned up the box office Friday, bringing its total U.S. ticket sales to $70.5 million, according to Lionsgate, the film's distributor. That figure for the Jennifer Lawrence-starring sci-fi action movie, which includes...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's search for a new fire chief has been framed largely by well-publicized problems with the agency's 911 dispatch system and reports of delayed responses to life-and-death emergencies.
But another deep-rooted, if less...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:36 PM
TUCSON — The 19 firefighters who perished when 40-foot flames overtook them in a rocky canyon near Prescott in June were the victims of poor planning and bad communication, forced into a losing battle to protect structures and pasturelands that were...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:20 PM
Firefighters across Southern California and other parts of the state will be pre-deploying near mountain and brush areas and staffing additional units during several days of extreme fire weather expected to begin Thursday.
A red flag fire warning for...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:23 PM
A red flag warning is in effect across Southern California, with the National Weather Service warning that incoming Santa Ana winds are creating a serious fire hazard across the region.
Forecasters expect wind gusts up to 50 mph across L.A.-area...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:13 AM
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is warning customers to prepare for possible power outages due to Santa Ana winds that are expected to blow in Friday.
“During high wind events, reports of power outages may increase due to downed...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 4:06 PM
At least two lanes in each direction of the 5 Freeway at the Newhall Pass have been reopened after a fast-moving brush fire, whipped by strong Santa Ana winds gusting to 63 mph, briefly blocked traffic at the 14 Freeway interchange, authorities said....