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Valley Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
LOS ANGELES - Despite outside temperatures exceeding 100 degrees and a fire initially encroaching on several homes, firefighters waged an aggressive battle and defended a hillside neighborhood. At 1:09 PM on July 31, 2020 the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to a reported brush fire in the 8100 block…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
The Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) extends its most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Firefighter III/Paramedic (FF/PM) Jose M. Perez.  FF/PM Perez passed away due to COVID-19 complications on Saturday, July 25, 2020.  FF/PM Perez leaves behind a wife and three children.…
South Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
After battling for over two hours, firefighters knocked down a stubborn commercial fire and protected neighboring businesses from damage. At 11:32AM on July 24, 2020 the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at  9041 W Pico Blvd. Firefighters arrived to find a…
Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
Despite a common attic and heavy fire showing upon arrival, firefighters battled an early morning blaze and saved multiple businesses. At 3:56AM on July 14, 2020 the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 803 W Chavez Ave in Downtown Los Angeles. Firefighters…
Valley Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
LOS ANGELES - Firefighters battled heavy fire in an apartment building, successfully defending eight of the 16 units from damage.  Unfortunately, almost 50 residents were displaced and three transported with respiratory issues, as the fire consumed half the complex.   At 9:20PM, on July 4, 2020, the Los…
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
Let's all Celebrate SAFELY at Home this year. All fireworks, even the so-called 'safe and sane' variety are illegal in the City of Los Angeles. With the challenges we currently face, it may be tempting to acquire personal fireworks for your 4th of July…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
LOS ANGELES - This week's heat wave has brought with it brush fires, a reminder that LA's brush season is year-round. Even during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, brush fires remain a threat to both lives and property in the City of LA. There are more than 147,000 parcels in the City's Very High Fire…
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
Light winds and aggressive firefighting prevented a late night brush fire from rampaging through the Sepulveda Pass.   At midnight on June 10, 2020 the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a reported brush fire at 1300 N Sepulveda Blvd. Seeing acres of fire and knowing the potential, the…
Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
LOS ANGELES - Heavy fire ripped through a produce business in Downtown Los Angeles, leaving the building in ruins.   At 3:21 PM on June 8, 2020 the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 800 block of S Kohler Street in Downtown Los Angeles.  The first arriving fire…
Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
LOS ANGELES - Specialized skills and seamless teamwork led to a disaster averted when a fully loaded concrete mixer truck was precariously balanced on the edge of an embankment, putting homes below at risk. At 2:42PM on May 22, 2020 the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to the 1400 block of N Av 57 in…
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