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Firefighter Nearly Engulfed in Flames while Battling Blaze in Sherman Oaks

A firefighter was nearly engulfed in flames while battling a blaze in Sherman Oaks late Monday night. The fire began in a one-story commercial building shortly before midnight in the 13400 block of West Ventura Boulevard, the Los Angeles Fire … Continue reading

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Firefighters Battling Boyle Heights Blaze Discover Marijuana Grow

Firefighters battling a Boyle Heights blaze early Wednesday morning discovered a marijuana growing operation inside an industrial building. The fire was reported at 2:40 a.m. at a single-story building on East Olympic Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. … Continue reading

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LAFD Reports a Staggering Rise in the Number of Fires, Outpacing Any Year in Recent Memory

The latest public data from the Los Angeles Fire Department shows the number of fires that have burned so far this year has outpaced any other year in recent memory, with a staggering number of fires tied to the city’s … Continue reading

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LAFD Marks First Use of Robot To Fight Fire in United States

A robotic firefighting vehicle was used for the first time in the United States to battle a major emergency fire in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, officials said. The fire broke out in a textile business and spread to an adjacent … Continue reading

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LAFD Debuts the RS3: First Robotic Firefighting Vehicle in the United States

The Los Angeles City Fire Department debuted the first robotic firefighting vehicle in the United States, putting it to use on its first day in service. The Thermite RS3 (manfactured by Textron: Howe & Howe Technologies) is a compact, low-center … Continue reading

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Late Night Blaze Destroys North Hollywood Dollar Store

NORTH HOLLYWOOD – THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2020 At 1:01AM on April 16, 2020, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 12000 block of W Victory Blvd in North Hollywood.  The first arriving fire companies found a large, one, … Continue reading

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LAFD Honors Camarillo Copter Pilot for Risky Woolsey Fire Rescue

The Los Angeles Fire Department honored a Camarillo resident during its annual Valor Awards ceremony on Friday for performing a risky helicopter rescue during the Woolsey Fire. Dave Nordquist, 58, worked as a helicopter pilot for the department when he … Continue reading

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Fog Grounding Air Assault on Brushfire at Hansen Dam

A brushfire slowed by moisture from morning fog is spreading slowly in the Hansen Dam Recreation Area in Lakeview Terrace, authorities said. While the damp conditions were slowing down the fire, they also grounded aircraft that would be used to … Continue reading

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LA City Fire Adding Fifth AW139

The Los Angeles Fire Department is set to introduce a fifth Leonardo AW139 intermediate, twin-engine helicopter into its fleet. The aircraft is expected to be delivered from Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility in Spring 2019 and will be used to perform a … Continue reading

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More than 100 Firefighters Battle Sylmar Strip Mall Blaze

Firefighters Monday extinguished a greater-alarm blaze that damaged part of an L-shaped strip mall in Sylmar, and no one was hurt. The fire was reported December 10th at 3:47 a.m. at 12777 San Fernando Road and extinguished in about two … Continue reading

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