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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fire

Fire damages Angeleno Heights home

ANGELENO HEIGHTS — Firefighters knocked down a fire that broke out in a two-story, Craftsman-style home in the 1000 block of W. Kensington Road this afternoon, preventing the blaze from reaching the attic. It took about 30 minutes to extinguish the blaze after it was reported ... Read More »

Ruins of an RV fire at Echo Park Lake [updated]

ECHO PARK — Visitors to Echo Park Lake on Friday were met with the burned out shell of an RV parked on Echo Park Avenue. It’s not the first time an RV or camper, often occupied by homeless persons, has caught fire while parked around the lake. ... Read More »

Fire breaks out in Elysian Park [updated]

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

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!

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

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

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

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 »