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Fire damages historic theater, housing complex under construction in East LA

EAST LOS ANGELES — A fire heavily damaged a five-story housing complex under construction in East Los Angeles early day, along with a historic theater building and a house, and a “person of interest” was detained in connection with the investigation. About 150 firefighters responded to the area of Rowan Avenue and First Street about 1 a.m. and encountered heavy fire coming from the 62-unit complex, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The building, which had been under constructi...
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Containment drops on Bobcat fire, as firefighters work to protect Mt. Wilson

The battle to control the Bobcat fire hit a hitch when the blaze’s containment went in reverse and was cut in half to 3%, Angeles National Forest officials said on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The fire had grown to 41,231 acres, with firefighters working through the night to protect the Mount Wilson Observatory, the historic landmark with communication equipment at its peak. Protecting the observatory remained a focus for Tuesday’s firefighting operations. See a map of where the Bobcat fire is burning “To...
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Comic Monty Franklin reveals how Irvine Improv’s drive-in series brings comedy to your car

Nearly six months into the pandemic, comedian Monty Franklin said he wasn’t feeling very funny. With touring and live events — especially those in intimate indoor comedy clubs — severely impacted by COVID-19, he hadn’t been able to get in front of a live audience and he’d stopped getting laughs at home from his quarantine crew. “I’d kept in contact with several comedians and every one I talked to in the last six months said they found it hard to be creative in this whole time,” he said during a ...
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Motorhome is fully engulfed in fire on Sylmar street

Fire destroyed a motorhome Tuesday evening on the streets of Sylmar, but no one was hurt. Los Angeles firefighters who responded to a report about a vehicle fire about 6:35 p.m. found the motorhome well-involved in fire on the 16000 block of Foothill Boulevard. It took firefighters about 15 minutes to extinguish the blaze, said a photographer at the scene. Los Angeles firefighters prepare to extinguish the flames in a motorhome Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020, on the 16000 block of Foothill Boulevard ...
Tags: News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Red Cross, Local News, Lapd, Southern California, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles Daily News, Sylmar, Foothill Boulevard, Top Stories LADN, Rick McClure


Crews battle 2 fires in the San Fernando Valley amid record heat

Firefighters battle a blaze in the Sepulveda Basin on Sunday, Sept. 6 . Photo: Rick McClure, special to SCNG Firefighters battle a blaze in the Sepulveda Basin on Sunday, Sept. 6 . Photo: Rick McClure, special to SCNG Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Firefighters battle a blaze in the Sepulveda Basin on Sunday, Sept. 6 . Photo: Rick McClure, special to SCNG Firefighters battle a blaze in the Sepulveda Basin on Sunday, Sept. 6 . Photo: Rick McClure, special to SCNG Fi...
Tags: News, California, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, CAL FIRE, Bay Area, Southern California, Porter Ranch, Azusa, San Bernardino County, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks, Redlands, Pacoima


Firefighters gain control of blaze near Porter Ranch homes; evacuations halted

Los Angeles city firefighters were able to gain the upper hand over a brush fire that burned near Porter Ranch homes on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. After the fire began to burn about 3:40 p.m. at 18600 West Rinaldi Street, the blaze quickly charred through 5 acres, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. LAPD officers had begun to evacuate homes in the area as 135 firefighters on the ground and in the air battled the fire, fire authorities said. Within 20 minutes, fire crews slowed the p...
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Sign catches fire atop bank visible from 134 Freeway in North Hollywood area

NORTH HOLLYWOOD — An electrical fire broke out on the roof of the City National Bank building in North Hollywood Thursday night, but firefighters extinguished the blaze in about 30 minutes. The fire was reported at 8:48 p.m. on the roof of the eight-story building on the 4600 block of Lankershim Boulevard, near the 134 Freeway, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire was caused by “an apparent electrical problem with the illuminated sign,” Prange said. A roo...
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Cat and dog die in greater-alarm fire on Radford Avenue in Valley Village

VALLEY VILLAGE — A cat and dog were killed Thursday night in a fire that tore through a two-story, multi-unit residential building in Valley Village. Firefighters responded to the 5300 block of Radford Avenue, between Chandler and Magnolia boulevards, at 10:10 p.m. and discovered heavy fire in the attic of the building and declared the incident a greater-alarm structure fire, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department. A total of 75 firefighters worked to extinguish the flam...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Magnolia, Valley, Chandler, Azusa, Santa Cruz County, Los Angeles Daily News, Valley Village, Bonny Doon, Los Angeles Fire Department, Mike Meadows, Prange


Victory Boulevard building catches fire in North Hollywood

NORTH HOLLYWOOD — A fire broke out in a three-story commercial building in North Hollywood Thursday night, but no injuries were reported. The fire, which was burning on the first floor and into the building’s elevator shaft, was reported about 9 p.m. on the 12100 block of Victory Boulevard, near Laurel Canyon Boulevard in the Valley Plaza area, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters were initially told a person may be trapped inside the building, but no one...
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Flooding from water line break topples trees, shuts Sunset Blvd. in Westwood

WESTWOOD — UCLA staff stacked sandbags to protect Pauley Pavilion early Sunday after an underground 30-inch water line broke in Westwood, causing water to gush so powerfully it took down two trees and shuttered Sunset Boulevard between Veteran and Hilgard avenues, authorities said. The floodwaters in the 10600 block of West Sunset Boulevard were reported at 1:35 a.m. No one needed to be rescued, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey, who said firefighters arrived on s...
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Hundreds of charges filed in massive downtown explosion and blaze that injured 12 firefighters

LOS ANGELES — More than 300 criminal charges have been filed against the owners and operators of four downtown Los Angeles buildings and three businesses for alleged fire code and safety violations following a massive fire and explosion in May that injured a dozen firefighters, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Friday. “The fire and explosion that ripped through the Boyd Street property caused our firefighters great suffering — and came perilously close to costing their lives. We’ll do everythi...
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Lake fire burns 11,000 acres, destroys 3 structures

LAKE HUGHES — A fire burning near the Lake Hughes area has destroyed three structures, scorched 11,000 acres and was 12% contained this morning as firefighters braced for dangerously hot weather caused by a heat wave this weekend. “Near critical fire weather conditions could develop Friday afternoon and evening as gusty onshore winds could combine with warm and dry conditions in place,” the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported Thursday. Firefighters keep on an eye on Lake fire hotspot...
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Lake fire burns 11,000 acres north of Castaic, destroys 3 structures

LAKE HUGHES — A fire burning near the Lake Hughes area is 12% contained Friday morning after scorching 11,000 acres and destroying three structures, authorities said. Firefighters, meanwhile, braced for dangerously hot weather caused by a heat wave this weekend. “Near critical fire weather conditions could develop Friday afternoon and evening as gusty onshore winds could combine with warm and dry conditions in place,” the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported Thursday. Firefighters kee...
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Lake fire slows overnight; burns 10,500 acres, no containment

The massive Lake Fire has burned 10,500 acres near Lake Hughes, but the spread slowed down overnight from its initial blistering pace, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The blaze was still burning out of control Thursday morning, Aug. 13, fire officials said, and firefighters are trying to keep the blaze away from homes in Lake Hughes. Three have been destroyed. Another 5,420 structures were threatened. “Tiger” with his dogs “Doughnut” and “Bacon” watch the Lake fire along...
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Truck fatally strikes man in wheelchair in Sylmar crash

A man in a wheelchair was killed in Sylmar late Tuesday when a truck struck him, police said. The crash occurred in the 13900 block of Foothill Boulevard, just southeast of Astoria Street, at around 9:50 p.m., according to police. The man, who died at the scene, was found lying in the middle of the street. His smashed wheelchair was nearby. A man in a wheelchair was struck and killed in a crash on Foothill Boulevard in Sylmar late on Aug. 11, 2020. (Rick McClure/Special to SCNG) A man in a...
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Family mourns mother killed in Mulholland Drive mansion party shooting

Three people were shot, one fatally, early Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, during a party at a home on the 13200 block of Mulholland Drive in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles. (Photo by Rick McClure/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News) LOS ANGELES — Authorities Wednesday morning sought the persons responsible for a gang-related shooting at a large party taking place at a mansion in Beverly Crest north of Beverly Hills that killed a 35-year-old mother of three and left two other people hospitaliz...
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Brush fire in Santa Clarita forces evacuations, closes northbound 14 Freeway

A brush fire in Santa Clarita chased some residents from their homes Monday as firefighters worked to get a handle on the quickly growing blaze. The fire exploded from around 10 acres in size to around 200 acres in a little over an hour, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. A small brushfire in Santa Clarita exploded to hundreds of acres in less than an hour, forcing residents nearby to flee their homes, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department on Monday, Aug. 3, 202...
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Fire in Santa Clarita closes northbound 14 Freeway

A brush fire in Santa Clarita briefly chased some residents from their homes Monday, Aug. 3, and shut down the nearby 14 Freeway, officials said. The fire exploded from around 10 acres to 130 acres in less than an hour, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. A small brushfire in Santa Clarita exploded to hundreds of acres in less than an hour, forcing residents nearby to flee their homes, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (Rick McClure/S...
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4 months into pandemic, turnaround times for reliable coronavirus tests are still an issue

Four months into the coronavirus pandemic, delays in test results continue to hamper efforts at slowing the spread of the virus in Los Angeles County, doctors familiar with the situation and public health officials have acknowledged. “It’s pretty sad that we find ourselves at this point with all the manufacturing might of the United States and we are still at a point where we can’t see a rapid turnaround of test results,” said Dr. Clayton Kazan, medical director for the Los Angeles County Fire D...
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LAFD crews get a handle on Sunland-Tujunga brush fire that was threatening homes

SUNLAND-TUJUNGA — Fire crews stopped the spread of a 10-acre brush fire Friday in Sunland-Tujunga and have hand lines around 40% of the perimeter, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire was reported at 1:09 p.m. on the 8100 block of Ellenbogen Street, and was burning at moderate speed in 10 mph winds, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Terrain helped slow the fire’s progress, but authorities warned that a change in the wind could make the fire spread faster. A fire...
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Van crashes into North Hollywood tree, leaving driver critical in possible hit-and-run

Los Angeles firefighters used the Jaws of Life early Monday morning to extricate the driver of a van that slammed into a North Hollywood tree in what may be a hit-and-run. LAFD responded at 1:22 a.m. to the corner of Chandler Boulevard and Camellia Avenue, where they found a GMC work van that ran into a fenced-off eucalyptus tree on the north end of North Hollywood Recreation Center Park. Los Angeles firefighters rescue a man trapped in a van that hit a large eucalyptus tree early Monday, Ju...
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2 injured in Northridge crash that sheared off power pole

A two-car crash in Northridge that likely involved speeding left two people injured and sheared off a power pole Saturday afternoon, officials said. One person was trapped inside an SUV that tipped on its side. Firefighters cut through part of the vehicle to free the victim, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman said. Your #LAFD firefighters extricated critically injured driver in #Northridge While LAPD will investigate cause, high speed required to shear power pole It doesn’t pay, slow dow...
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Recipe hack: How to make Vaca’s frozen gin and tonic at home

It’s no secret that I love the Vaca tonic at Vaca in Costa Mesa. This frozen gin and tonic is one of the most refreshing cocktails in Orange County. And since the beginning of the pandemic, they’ve been selling that drink to-go, which is brilliant, but also tricky. It’s a frozen, slushy drink, so it has to be refrozen when you get home, and then it requires additional fiddling and mixing before it’s ready to drink. While delicious, it still isn’t quite the same as when it’s served straight from ...
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LAPD arrests 2 suspects of Granada Hills carjacking, shooting

Los Angeles police arrested a man and a woman who they accused of carjacking another man at gunpoint and driving away with him in Granada Hills on Monday. The pair also pistol whipped and shot a second victim who tried to intervene. Both victims escaped with wounds that were not life threatening. A carjacking and shooting in the 11000 block of McLennan Avenue left two men injured on Monday, June 20, 2020. (Rick McClure/Special to SCNG) A carjacking and shooting in the 11000 block of McLenn...
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Major-emergency fire destroys Boyle Heights laundromat

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters dealt with a broken gas line as they battled a fire that tore through the attic of a laundromat and other businesses in a Boyle Heights strip mall early Tuesday morning and caused the roof to collapse. Firefighters responded to 2230 E. First St., near Breed Street, about 12:40 a.m. and found fire coming through the roof of the structure, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Los Angeles firefighters battle a major-emergency fire early Tu...
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Victorian home catches fire in Pico-Union area of LA

LOS ANGELES — Fire spread quickly through a vacant home in the Pico-Union area early Tuesday morning before firefighters were able to extinguish the flames. Crews went to 1218 Arapahoe St., near Pico Boulevard and Hoover Street, at 2:08 a.m. and found heavy fire coming from the home, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Heavy fire on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, burned a Victorian home on Arapahoe Street, near Pico Boulevard and Hoover Street, in the Pico-Union area o...
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LAPD seeks driver who fled after hitting, killing 70-year-old Van Nuys man in Valley Glen

The driver of a gray sedan who plowed into a 70-year-old man — killing him on a Valley Glen street late Wednesday night — and then fled the scene is being sought by Los Angeles detectives, police said. The gray Saturn sedan was seen with “extensive damage to the front of the vehicle” as its driver left the area without stopping to help the elderly man, according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement. Police are seeking the driver of a gray Saturn sedan who struck and killed a 70-year-...
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House fire in Northridge leaves 1 hospitalized; cause found to be flames from a barbecue

A woman was taken to a hospital Wednesday, July 8, with second-degree burns suffered during a house fire in Northridge. The fire was reported about 7:15 p.m. at a one-story home in the 8900 block of Wilbur Avenue, between Nordhoff and Rayen streets, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. A firefighter rescues a pet from a blaze in Northridge that sent one woman to a hospital Wednesday, July 8. Investigators determined that the fire started accidentally when flames fr...
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Fire at Reseda home sends one person to hospital

Excessive storage conditions at a home that caught fire in Reseda delayed firefighters’ access to a blaze, which left one person critically injured Tuesday, July 7. The fire was reported about 6:55 p.m. in the 7700 block of Aura Avenue, near the intersection of Keswick Street and Tampa Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Margaret Stewart. Firefighters work at a home that burned in Reseda on Tuesday, July 7. “Excessive storage conditions” delayed their access to the fire, whi...
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LA County firefighters surround 68% of Soledad fire near Santa Clarita

Agua Dulce residents were allowed back into their homes and the nearby freeway was fully reopened as firefighters surrounded the still smoldering Soledad fire. Firefighters increased containment of the blaze to 68 percent, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The fire, which started at around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, has so far burned 1,498 acres as it spread from the south side of the 14 freeway toward the Angeles National Forest. Fire crews working by hand to dig trenches around th...
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