Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Vehicle catches fire after driving up Echo Park street

ECHO PARK -  A nearly brand new vehicle driving up a hilly Echo Park street began to smoke and then burst into flame after the driver pulled over to the side of the road, according to a resident. Firefighters were called to the 1800 block of ... Read More »

Industrial fire burning in Lincoln Heights [updated]

Photo by Owen Gerst/Flickr

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Firefighters tonight are trying to extinguish a large blaze that broke out in a Lincoln Heights scrapyard, according to preliminary reports from the L.A. Fire Department.  The fire was burning through the yard filled with 55-gallon drums containing “possible exotic metals” in the ... Read More »

Fire breaks out in L.A. River channel

An approximately one-acre brush fire broke out late this afternoon in the L.A. River channel near Los Feliz Boulevard, according to ABC7.  A water dropping helicopter doused the flames but no details were available about what triggered the blaze, which was first spotted at about  5 ... Read More »

Saturday night fire breaks out in Mt. Washington home


MT. WASHINGTON — More than 90 firefighters put out a blaze that broke out Saturday night in the second floor of a hillside home in the 800 block of Ganymede Drive, according to @LAFD. No one was injured and the fire, which was reported at about ... Read More »

Cause of deadly Echo Park fire remains undetermined

Echo Park Bonnie Brae Fire 12-16-2013 4-54-09 PM

After a fire swept through an Echo Park apartment house and killed two people last December, officials with the L.A. Fire Department called the blaze  “suspicious” as arson investigators inspected the ruins of the Bonnie Brae Street building.  But more than three months after the Dec. ... Read More »

Fire reported at Silver Lake auto body shop

SILVER LAKE  –  Residents reported that a fire broke out early this morning at an auto body shop on Sunset Boulevard. The Eastsider is seeking more information from the L.A. Fire Department but a photo posted on Twitter by @JoselynHughes at 4:12 a.m. shows fire trucks ... Read More »

Echo Park car fires continue with fourth blaze*

An arson investigator has been assigned to look into a series of recent car and rubbish fires in Echo Park, with the burned wreckage of a fourth vehicle reported this morning. Police were seen  inspecting what appeared to be a Toyota Tercel that burned in a ... Read More »

Echo Park street hit by second car fire*


A car parked on Portia Street in Echo Park burst into flame early this morning a week after an SUV caught fire down the block. Firefighters quickly put out today’s blaze, which was reported at about 2 a.m. in the 1300 block of Portia.  The cause ... Read More »

Mt. Washington mourns World War II veteran lost in house fire

Mt Washington fire (2-21-14)

Francisco Hernandez was a World War II veteran who earned a Purple Heart and survived the Normandy Invasion. Hernandez, known to his family as Kiko, spent the last forty years living in a small, home on West Avenue 44 in Mt. Washington. On Friday night, the ... Read More »

Echo Park fires have residents on edge*

A large popping sound and then fire sirens were heard one night  last week on Portia Street in Echo Park after an SUV parked  in front of an apartment building caught fire.  The fire began  in a recycling or trash bin and then spread to the ... Read More »