Tag: Los Angeles Fire Department

Fire Erupts At Sherman Oaks Apartment Building

November 13, 2023 ·

SHERMAN OAKS—An apartment fire transpired in Sherman Oaks on the 1400 block of Magnolia Boulevard on Sunday, November 12 that left a man injured.

The fire was reported at 7:44 p.m. Firefighters located a small kitchen fire in a 2nd floor unit of a two story garden style apartment building. They quickly extinguished the fire and transported an adult male patient in serious condition with various burn injuries. LAFD Arson is responding for the investigation per protocol for a burn injury.

The victim, whose name and age has not been disclosed sustained burns as a result of the fire. He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries sustain. The LAFD were first alerted of the blaze after a 9-1-1 call at 7:31 p.m.

The exact cause of the fire has not been disclosed to the public and is under investigation.

By Trevor

Topanga Area Arsonist Wanted By LAPD

October 24, 2023 ·

TOPANGA CANYON—The Los Angeles Police Department Major Crimes Division indicated on Monday, October 23 that they are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for an arson that transpired in the Topanga Division.

The LAPD reported on October 21, around 7:58 p.m., Topanga Area patrol officers responded to an arson investigation in the 23000 block of Welby Way. A suspect walked onto the victim’s property and ignited an American flag on fire that was connected to a flagpole. The suspect fled from the location on foot and the Major Crimes Division is investigating if the incident has a hate crime connection.

Picture of the suspect that the Los Angeles Police Department are searching for.

The suspect is described as a male, standing between 5 feet and 9 inches and 5 feet and 11 inches tall, and weighs between 160 to 170 pounds. Major Crimes Division is collaborating with the Los Angeles Fire Department Arson about the case.

Anyone with details about the fire is asked to contact Major Crimes Division at (213) 486-7260. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wanting to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

By Trevor

Electrical Fire In Two-Story Home Extinguished By LAFD

July 24, 2023 ·

WOODLAND HILLS—Firefighters responded to a fire caused by an “electrical malfunction” on the second floor of a two-story home on Saturday, July 22.

Two elderly residents of the home, located at 4946 Llano Drive, “evacuated themselves from the structure after smelling smoke coming from the floor above,” according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Firefighters were dispatched at approximately 9:15 a.m. Within 19 minutes, 18 firefighters extinguished the flames, containing them to the room-of-origin, and preventing the fire from spreading to other areas of the house.   

No injuries were reported, though the Red Cross was notified to assist the two displaced elderly residents.

By Paige Strickland

Shoppers Overpowered By Smell At Galleria

June 27, 2023 ·

SHERMAN OAKS—On Monday, June 26 at approximately 9:15 a.m. the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LAFD) responded to a call of an odor overpowering shoppers, making them physically sick. The incident took place at the Sherman Oaks Galleria located in the 15300 block of Ventura Boulevard. Firefighters responding to the call found six individuals sickened by the odor.

Those that fell ill from the suspicious smell complained to first responders it irritated their eyes, made them watery, and caused them to have scratchy throats. One person had to be taken to an area hospital for treatment.

According to firefighters, materials experts are testing the air in the atmosphere for a possible HAZMAT situation. They have not found a significant amount of a hazard to be able to identify the mysterious smell.

No further details regarding the incident or its cause are available at this time.

By Sharon

Pacific Palisades Squabble Becomes Violent

April 13, 2023 ·

PACIFIC PALISADES—A neighborhood squabble on Monday, April 10, at approximately 11 a.m. ended in a barricade situation with the Los Angeles Police Department on April 11.

Pacific Palisades

On April 11, KCAL reported that officers responded to a 911 call in the 17200 block of Sunset Boulevard near Pacific Palisades. The caller indicated a man tore the door off his neighbor’s home. Officers arrived arriving at the scene with the suspect barricading himself against police inside his home.

Video from the scene depicted a shirtless man wrapped in an American flag being hoisted onto and handcuffed to a gurney. First responders from the Los Angeles Fire Department transported the individual to an area hospital. The names of the individuals involved have not been released to the public.

By Sharon

Burning Body Found At Griffith Park

August 11, 2022 ·

GRIFFITH PARK—On August 9, at approximately 12:30 p.m. the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call for a fire at 4730 Crystal Springs Drive. Firefighters discovered a body hanging from a tree near the merry-go-round on fire.

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department haven’t disclosed details about the victim to the public. Authorities do not suspect foul play and the death has been ruled a suicide.

LAPD Detective Michael Ventura indicated he suspects the condition of wounds to the body self-inflicted.

“It appears to be self-immolation. This is going to be somebody who brought some gasoline, brought some lighters. We have had these, they are rare, but we do have cases where people will self-immolate, or they choose to set themselves on fire,” Detective Ventura said.

Authorities noted the deceased individual may have frequented the park. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact LAPD at 1-877-275-5273 or after hours and on weekends call 1-877-527-3247

For anonymous tips contact LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org or Tipsters at www.lapdonline.org.

By Sharon