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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fire

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 »

Firefighters knock down Los Feliz blaze

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LOS FELIZ — A hillside brush fire that threatened a two-story home in the 2400 block of Nottingham Avenue early this evening was extinguished before it damaged the structure, according to the L.A. Fire Department.  No injuries were reported. More than 50 firefighters took about 20 ... Read More »

Fire on the hill

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The L.A. Fire Department said that the flames and smoke seen rising tonight from Point Grand View in Elysian Park was from a car fire.  Tim Swope snapped a photo of the fire at about 9:35 p.m.  from his vantage point in Lincoln Heights. Read More »

Firefighters put out Echo Park apartment blaze

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ECHO PARK — At least one apartment was gutted tonight after a fire struck a large apartment complex at 1825 Morton Avenue. Firefighters at the scene said no injuries were reported based on preliminary information. Residents of the Morton Gardens apartment gathered in a nearby parking ... Read More »

Griffith Park brush fire extinguished [updated]

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LAFD ground crews and water-dropping helicopters are responding to a brush fire that broke out this afternoon in Griffith Park. At least two-acres has been consumed near Griffith Park Drive on the eastern edge in the hills above the golf course, according to the L.A Fire Department. Read More »

Elderly man killed in Mount Washington fire

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MOUNT WASHINGTON —  The body of a 71-year-old man was found inside a car parked in a garage that caught fire early this morning in  the 1800 block of Alder Drive, according to the L.A. Fire Department. It took firefighters about half an hour to knock ... Read More »

SUV catches fire on Echo Park street

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ECHO PARK — Fire destroyed an SUV on Lilac Place in Echo Park this morning. Photos sent in by readers showed firefighters responding to the fire at about 9 a.m. No further details were available. Read More »