Thursday, October 27, 2016


Fire breaks out in Elysian Park [updated]

Photo by Scott Fajack

A brush fire burned more than six acres in the heart of Elysian Park this afternoon before it was knocked down by firefighters. The L.A. Fire Department deployed water dropping helicopters and about 100 firefighters to put out the blaze, which broke out at about noon below ... Read More »

Smoke rising over L.A. River

Photo by Mary-Austin Klein

Smoke was spotted rising from the L.A. River channel near the northbound 5 Freeway and Los Feliz Boulevard at about 1:30 pm. Mary-Austin Klein snapped a photo as she passed by. An LAFD spokeswoman had not details about the fire but noted that there had been ... Read More »

Take that!

Photo by Scott Fajac

ECHO PARK — A firefighter douses a clump of cactus while putting out a fire that broke out early this evening along a fence on the southwestern side of Elysian Park near Sutherland Street. About 30-feet of fence burned, said resident Scott Fajack, but the fire ... Read More »

LAFD puts out Echo Park house fire

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ECHO PARK — Firefighters knocked down a house fire in the 1200 block of Lilac Place this morning, the L.A. Fire Department said on Twitter. The fire, which broke out shortly before 6 a.m., was put out in about 30 minutes and was contained to the ... Read More »

House on fire in Highland Park [updated]


HIGHLAND PARK — A one-story house is on fire this afternoon near Avenue 54 and Abbott Place, the L.A. Fire Department said on Twitter. Avenue 54 is being blocked from Figueroa to Abbott, according to LAFD. UPDATE @ 1:11 pm: The fire was extinguished in less than ... Read More »

Freeway fire burns next to Angeleno Heights

Fire scene on Bellevue Avenue | Jennifer Deines

ANGELENO HEIGHTS — Firefighters are on the scene in Angeleno Heights this morning as an apparent car fire on the 101 Freeway may have spread to some vegetation along the highway. Jennifer Deines sent in photos from Bellevue Avenue near Douglas Street as the smoke rose ... Read More »

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


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 »