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Saturday, October 20, 2018
Building Saved in Koreatown

LOS ANGELES - An early morning wall fire turned Major Emergency structure fire in Koreatown ends with a building saved.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
New Brush Clearance Requirements for Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES; The state of California has seen an increase in frequency and size of wildfires, including historic brushfires in the City of Los Angeles such as the La Tuna, Creek, and Skirball fires

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Bus Collision Sends 25 to the Hospital

LOS ANGELES - A bus crossed the freeway divider and collided with a passenger vehicle, sending 25 patients to the hospital.

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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