Echo Park fire station burglarized

Burglars broke into the Echo Park Fire Station 20 earlier this week, making off with everything from fire fighter boots and jackets to personal electronics. “It’s unsettling,” said Capt. Richard Denning of the Monday break in that took place as fire trucks were parked in the Sunset Boulevard station house and fire crews rested upstairs. “It was a brazen attack.”

Fire crews have spent part of this week replacing  gear that was stolen during the burglary, which was reported on Monday morning.  The burglars were apparently more interested in the firefighters’ personal electronics because firefighter boots, brush pants and other department items have been found thrown into  dumpsters near the station at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Mohawk Street, Denning said.  Police are investigating the case and Denning said the Los Angeles Fire Department is in the process of improving security at the station.

It was not the first time the station has been burglarized.  Last year, a suspect who broke into the Echo Park station and several other stations in the same battalion was arrested, Denning said. However,  the losses from this week’s burglar were far larger, he said.


  1. God what is wrong with people?? It is scary the kind of morally bereft losers we have to share the city with.

  2. Is the station not staffed full-time, or did the burglars get in while firefighters were out on a call?

    • …….Monday break in that took place as fire trucks were parked in the Sunset Boulevard station house and fire crews rested upstairs.

  3. What sort of scum would do this?
    Echo park needs to get its act together folks hold a benefit for the people who look out for you and get a security system in that place!

  4. I hope the perps “burn” in hell

  5. That’s so totally despicable. A fire station shouldn’t need a security system any more than a church should. Only the lowest of scum could violate those places. I don’t think very many people would disprove vigilante justice on these scum of humanity.

  6. The worst part of this, is that if people are willing to break into a fire station, what’s stopping them from breaking into anywhere they please?

  7. You would think on a busy street, someone would have seen this crime. If brazen then for sure someone must have seen it and not reported it.

  8. why not have a guard fire dog??

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