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LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
LOS ANGELES – There were eight civilian deaths in the City of Los Angeles attributed to accidental residential structure fires in 2019, the lowest number on record, while the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) responded to nearly half a million calls for service during the year, a record high…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
LOS ANGELES - It is with great sadness that the LAFD announces the death of Arson Detection Canine (ret.), “Major.”  Major passed away on December 27th at home with his handler Arson Accelerant Detection Investigator (ret.) Frankie Oglesby.  Major was assigned to the LAFD’s Arson Counter Terrorism Section from…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
SOUTH LOS ANGELES - LAFD responded to an early morning fire in a detached garage, finding a woman dead inside after putting the fire out.   Dispatchers received the 9-1-1 call at 1:54 A.M. on January 5, 2020. Firefighters arrived to find a detached garage with flames blowing out of the windows…
Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
ECHO PARK - One man was briefly trapped, two neigbors escaped unharmed and third was displaced, after a large tree fell in Echo Park early Monday. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 7:53 AM on December 23, 2019 to the 1300 block of Laveta Terrace, where a large hillside tree had suddenly toppled…
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
To help City of Los Angeles residents prepare for rainstorm needs, the Los Angeles Fire Department provides free ready-to-fill sandbags at every Neighborhood Fire Station, with sand* also available for free at sites listed below. * Sand may be desirable, but…
West Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Fire Department is proud to partner with Southern California Firefighters, the U.S. Marine Corps and ABC7 in the Annual Spark of Love / Toys for Needy Children program.     The Annual Spark of Love toy program officially kicked off three days before Thanksgiving.    '…
Valley Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
WOODLAND HILLS - Despite the challenges of a common attic giving fire the room to spread, firefighters saved multiple businesses this morning in Woodland Hills. At 3:07AM on December 20, 2019 the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 23383 W Mulholland Drive in Woodland Hills…
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
LOS ANGELES - If your phone is handy, the 5-1-1 telephone system is a free and convenient way to obtain timely information about traffic, transit and transportation - or even to summon roadside assistance. For those near a computer or smartphone, we're pleased to offer some…
Valley Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
VAN NUYS - A fire described as suspicious in nature - but thankfully causing no injury, swept through all levels of a vacant 5 story office building Sunday afternoon in the central San Fernando Valley. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 4:07 PM on November 24, 2019 to 7101 North Sepulveda…
Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
EAST HOLLYWOOD - With fire showing from the 2nd floor and heavy fire on the first, LAFD firefighters shifted to a defensive operation while battling fire at a vacant medical clinic. At 7:36PM on November 22, 2019 the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1200 N Vermont Ave in East…
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