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Assistant Chief (Retired) Frank W. Borden Passed Away Today
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Fire Department is saddened to share the news today of the passing of true icon in the field of emergency management, Assistant Chief (Retired) Frank W.

LAFD Battles Major Emergency Structure Fire in South Los Angeles
SOUTH LOS ANGELES - It took the relentless effort of 170 firefighters more than four hours Saturday, to extinguish a stubborn fire that consumed conjoined structures in south Los Angeles.

LAFD Saves Occupants Trapped Atop Burning Downtown Los Angeles High Rise
DOWNTOWN - A rapid rescue and fire attack operation in Downtown Los Angeles stopped a developing high rise fire and saved several people trapped atop the building.


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.

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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.

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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.

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