Firefighters on Saturday continued to search the charred rubble of a hillside mansion in Mount Washington for the remains of its owner.
Crews led by cadaver detection dogs sifted through mounds of smoldering rubble in multiple parts of the 9,100-square-foot property by hand on Friday evening, digging down “practically to the soil,” said Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. But shifting debris and steep terrain hindered the search.
Early Saturday morning, firefighters brought heavy equipment and excavators through the narrow, winding roads of the hillside community and began a more methodical...
Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings said the firefighter reassignments are needed to reshape the Fire Department to match the agency's workload, which has shifted from fighting fires to primarily responding to calls for emergency medical help.