It was reported around 5 p.m. in the 700 block of W. Oliver Street, Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said. –Read More
When a grass fire broke out just before noon Thursday in Jurupa Valley, it took just a few minutes for gusting winds of up to 30 mph to spread the fire to the backyards of several homes, destroying one and damaging four others. –Read More
Firefighters battled a small brush fire that charred vegetation on a hillside above a residential area of Whittier Thursday amid a warning about “critical fire weather conditions.” –Read More
No one was injured. –Read More
A firefighter injured his back and six residents were displaced after fire broke out at house Thursday.
West Covina Fire Capt. Scott Gilmore estimated damages to the house in the 1200 block of East Herring Avenue at $125,000 and $50,000 to its contents. –Read More
City officials this week recognized Burbank Fire Capt. Erik Jueden as Firefighter of the Year, citing his hand in upgrading the city’s fire equipment, developing training programs and designing new brush jackets and turnouts for the department.
Jueden joined the Burbank Fire Department more than two decades ago as a firefighter after spending two years volunteering for the Montebello Fire Department. During one of those years, he also volunteered with the Chino Valley Independent Fire District. –Read More
A Cal Fire firefighter and an Amador County firefighter were hurt battling a house fire in Pine Grove, according to officials.
Cal Fire’s Aaron Williams, 22, of Plymouth, is recovering Thursday at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento after suffering 16 percent second- and third-degree burns to his shoulders, arms, hands and ears, according to Cal Fire officials. –Read More