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Monday, August 19, 2019
LAFD Investigators Arrest and Charge Suspect in West Adams Arson Fire

LOS ANGELES - On the morning August 19, 2019, members of the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Arson Counter Terrorism Section (ACTS) arrested Tameca Walker (DOB: 6/15/67) pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Superior Court.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Early Morning Blaze in Downtown LA

LOS ANGELES - A well involved commercial fire meant an early morning for firefighters as they defended neighboring businesses from damage.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Firefighters Tame Flames in Heavy Brush Over Steep Terrain

PACIFIC PALISADES - Firefighters found an acre-and-a-half brush fire with flames rapidly spreading uphill in medium to heavy brush.

NEW BRUSH REQUIREMENTS

The Los Angeles City Council has approved an ordinance to increase requirements for brush clearance and fire safety in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZ). This ordinance establishes appropriate safety measures necessary to mitigate the occurrence of brush fires which have increased in frequency and size.

NEW BRUSH REQUIREMENTS

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.

RED FLAG PARKING

BRUSH

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.

BRUSH

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