Wednesday, April 16, 2014


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 »

Human remains found at Mt. Washington house fire*

Mt Washington fire (2-21-14)

Firefighters tonight have found the human remains believed to be those of an elderly man who lived in a Mt. Washington home that was engulfed in flames tonight, according to an early report from the L.A. Fire Department. The remains were discovered after  firefighters knocked down ... Read More »

Fire damages Highland Park hillside home*

Eagle Rock fire. Photo by Matt Hartmann 2-7-2014 2-36-17 PM

It took 50 firefighters about half an hour to put out a fire that broke out this afternoon in a hillside home on the northern edge of Highland Park.  No one was injured in the blaze that began at about 1 p.m. in the 1900 block ... Read More »

Fire scorches Silver Lake garage

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Firefighters quickly put out a car fire in a Silver Lake parking garage on Glendale Boulevard early this evening, according to residents and the LAScanner Twitter feed. The fire broke out at about 5:30 p.m. in what appears to be an apartment garage in the 2300 ... Read More »