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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Fire

Smoke everywhere you look

Sunset smoke viewed from Silver Lake | Dan Gershon

Dan Gershon of Silver sent in the photo above of the sun setting to west in a bank of smoke from the 20,000-acre Sand brush fire near Santa Clarita. Meanwhile, another cloud of smoke began rising early tonight as a fire broke out in a pallet ... Read More »

Scorched Earth: Aftermath of Lincoln Heights fire

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LINCOLN HEIGHTS –The flames have been put out, the fire trucks are gone and the water-dropping helicopters have flown away. What is left to remind residents of Thursday afternoon’s blaze on Paradise Hill is a scorched, 7.5-acre section of steep hillside.  Angela Whiting, who took photos ... Read More »

Fire hits Hermon shopping center

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HERMON — An early morning fire caused heavy damage to a portion of the Monterey Road shopping center that serves as the commercial and retail hub of the neighborhood. Photos posted on social media show that some of the retailers in the L-shaped building at the ... Read More »

4th of July fire breaks out in L.A. River [updated]

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ELYSIAN VALLEY — A fire that one witness said was ignited by skyrockets scorched an approximately half-acre of brush and trees in the L.A. River on Monday night. LAFD spokeswoman Erik Scott said there were no reports of injuries from the blaze that broke out in ... Read More »

Fire breaks out in El Sereno [updated]

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EL SERENO – A fire consumed more than three acres of vegetation near the El Sereno Recreation Center this afternoon, according to preliminary information. Firefighters rescued members of a homeless camp that was threatened by the flames, according to the L.A. Fire Department. No structures were ... Read More »

Mt. Washington house heavily damaged by fire [updated]

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MOUNT WASHINGTON — Firefighters are responding to an attic fire that broke out late this morning in a home in the 4700 block of E. Cleland Ave.  The “structures on two sides are exposed to the fire,” according to an L.A. Fire Department update. No injuries ... Read More »

10 people looking for a home after Boyle Heights fire

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — The Red Cross is helping 10 people, seven adults and three children, with lodging after a fire broke out at their duplex apartment on Wabash Avenue this morning, according to the L.A. Fire Department. It took more than 60 firefighters about half an ... Read More »

Massive Boyle Heights fire lights up night sky

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BOYLE HEIGHTS — More than 100 firefighters tonight are battling a raging fire that broke out in a commercial building near Soto Street and Pico Boulevard. A portion of the approximately 700-foot by 100-foot building has collapsed but firefighters are “getting a good handle on the ... Read More »

Small fires in Debs Park & Highland Park under investigation

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L.A. Fire Department investigators are looking into about a half dozen small vegetation fires that broke out today in and around Debs Park near Montecito Heights as well as Sycamore Park in Highland Park. L.A. Park Rangers called fire department investigators late this afternoon to talk ... Read More »

LAFD knocks down Echo Park area apartment fire

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Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that broke out this morning in an apartment on the top of a three-story building near Sunset Boulevard and Boylston Street. An estimated 73 firefighters took 16 minutes to knock down the fire that was reported at 10:26 a.m., according to ... Read More »

One injured in Highland Park house fire

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HIGHLAND PARK —  One adult was injured in a fire that broke out this morning in a three-story home in the 100 block of S. Avenue 59, the LAFD reported. It took firefighters about 45 minutes to put out the blaze, which began at about 8 ... Read More »

Fire heavily damages Highland Park home [updated]

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HIGHLAND PARK — Firefighters took about 30 minutes to put out a blaze that broke out tonight in a vacant home in the 5600 block of Hub Street,  according to the L.A. Fire Department. The blaze began at about 9:30 p.m., with the one-story home being “well ... Read More »

Fire destroys SUV on Echo Park street

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ECHO PARK — Residents living near the corner of Laveta Terrace and Scott Avenue awoke early this morning to the sound of a car alarm and the sight of a parked SUV in flames. After hearing a car alarm, a  nearby resident named Cecilia went outside at ... Read More »

Grass fire burns half acre in Elysian Park

An early morning grass fire scorched about a half-acre of Elysian Park near the northbound 110 Freeway and Academy Road, according to the L.A. Fire Department. About 60 fire fighters assisted by water-drops took about an hour to put out the fire, which broke out before ... Read More »