Armed Suspect at Chatsworth Structure Fire
CHATSWORTH - Firefighters readied for fire attack on a well involved Chatsworth home while Los Angeles Police Department took an armed suspect into custody.
Firefighters Prevent Blaze from Consuming Neighborhood
EAST HOLLYWOOD - With winds blowing, a fully involved dwelling under construction threatened to consume homes surrounding it on three sides.
Downtown Structure Fire with Partial Floor Collapse
LOS ANGELES - While engaged in fire attack on the 2nd floor, two firefighters 'rode' a partial floor collapse down onto the 1st floor and thankfully did not sustain any serious injuries.
READY, SET, GO!
The Los Angeles Fire Department encourages you to be prepared in the event of a brush fire. For those of you living near the current incidents, be vigilant and keep your TV or radio on. Make certain you have your family critical papers, phone data, pets, and other valuables ready to evacuate if so directed.
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.
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.
The Los Angeles Fire Department is Dedicated to Saving Lives, Fighting Fires, Safety and Prevention, and Building Communities.