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October 18, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
A young girl was found not breathing in a stairwell of a smoke-filled West Los Angeles high-rise and was taken to a hospital with four other injured people, officials said Friday. The child, whose age and name were not released, was found on the 23rd-floor stairway of the 25-story building in the 11700 block of Wilshire Boulevard, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Capt. Jaime Moore. The girl was with two other people, but it was unclear whether they were related, he said.
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January 13, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
The woman whose two children and husband were killed in a structure fire Monday in Sylmar has also died, officials said. All four were found unresponsive by firefighters who responded to the blaze, which was reported about 4:37 a.m. in the 13700 block of Eldridge Avenue. The 41-year-old father -- identified by family and friends as Uriel Estrada -- was found just a few feet from the front door, and his children and wife were huddled nearby, Los Angeles fire Capt. Jaime Moore said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Los Angeles fire officials continue to investigate the cause of a high-rise apartment blaze last week that critically injured two people and forced more than 100 residents to find temporary housing. The fire broke out Friday afternoon in an 11 th floor apartment at the Barrington Plaza in the 11700 block of Wilshire Boulevard. The fire displaced up to 150 residents living in 51 units on the seventh through 11 th floors, said fire Capt. Jaime Moore. Eight people were injured, including a 2-year-old girl and her grandfather who had been trapped in a smoky stairwell, KTLA reported.
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December 12, 2013 | By Ruben Vives and Ari Bloomekatz
A fire tore through an apartment building in Echo Park early Thursday, killing two people, injuring four and displacing 25 others, officials said. The fire - on two separate floors of the building - was deemed "suspicious" and appeared to have been intentionally set, according to Capt. Jaime Moore of the Los Angeles Fire Department. More than 100 firefighters responded to the 1000 block of North Bonnie Brae Street, near Sunset Boulevard, about 12:15 a.m. Thursday, authorities said.
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April 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A special task force of fire, police and federal agencies is investigating a church fire that erupted early Friday at a Leimert Park church. The fire was reported before 2 a.m. at Bethesda Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith on Crenshaw Boulevard. Video showed flames tearing through church windows and plumes of black smoke climbing into the night sky. Firefighters were on the scene within four minutes of the first call, said Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Jaime Moore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
About 125 residents remained displaced Friday night after a fire in a West L.A. high-rise apartment building, officials said. The displaced lived in 51 units on the five floors most affected by the blaze, while other residents of the 25-story structure on Wilshire Boulevard were allowed to return home. A Red Cross evacuation center was set up at nearby University High School. The displaced lived on the 11th floor, where the fire started, and on the four floors below, which had water damage, said Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
The woman whose two children and husband were killed in a structure fire Monday in Sylmar has also died, officials said. All four were found unresponsive by firefighters who responded to the blaze, which was reported about 4:37 a.m. in the 13700 block of Eldridge Avenue. The 41-year-old father -- identified by family and friends as Uriel Estrada -- was found just a few feet from the front door, and his children and wife were huddled nearby, Los Angeles fire Capt. Jaime Moore said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2013 | By Ruben Vives and Robert J. Lopez
A historic South Los Angeles church where three firefighters were injured battling a large blaze has been regularly inspected in recent years and has no history of fire code violations, according to records reviewed Wednesday by The Times. The two-alarm blaze broke out Tuesday morning at the Crouch Memorial Church of God in Christ at 1001 E. 27th Street in the Historic South Central neighborhood . The three firefighters sustained injuries described as non-life-threatening as they fought flames that quickly engulfed the century-old church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2013 | By Ruben Vives and Ari Bloomekatz
A fire tore through an apartment building in Echo Park early Thursday, killing two people, injuring four and displacing 25 others, officials said. The fire - on two separate floors of the building - was deemed "suspicious" and appeared to have been intentionally set, according to Capt. Jaime Moore of the Los Angeles Fire Department. More than 100 firefighters responded to the 1000 block of North Bonnie Brae Street, near Sunset Boulevard, about 12:15 a.m. Thursday, authorities said.
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April 27, 2013 | Joseph Serna
A special task force of fire, police and federal agencies is investigating a church fire that erupted early Friday at a Leimert Park church. The fire was reported before 2 a.m. at Bethesda Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith on Crenshaw Boulevard. Flames tore through the church windows, and plumes of black smoke climbed into the night sky. Witnesses said they could see the flames up to three miles away. Firefighters were on the scene within four minutes of the first call, said Los Angeles Fire Department Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Los Angeles fire officials continue to investigate the cause of a high-rise apartment blaze last week that critically injured two people and forced more than 100 residents to find temporary housing. The fire broke out Friday afternoon in an 11 th floor apartment at the Barrington Plaza in the 11700 block of Wilshire Boulevard. The fire displaced up to 150 residents living in 51 units on the seventh through 11 th floors, said fire Capt. Jaime Moore. Eight people were injured, including a 2-year-old girl and her grandfather who had been trapped in a smoky stairwell, KTLA reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
About 125 residents remained displaced Friday night after a fire in a West L.A. high-rise apartment building, officials said. The displaced lived in 51 units on the five floors most affected by the blaze, while other residents of the 25-story structure on Wilshire Boulevard were allowed to return home. A Red Cross evacuation center was set up at nearby University High School. The displaced lived on the 11th floor, where the fire started, and on the four floors below, which had water damage, said Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
A young girl was found not breathing in a stairwell of a smoke-filled West Los Angeles high-rise and was taken to a hospital with four other injured people, officials said Friday. The child, whose age and name were not released, was found on the 23rd-floor stairway of the 25-story building in the 11700 block of Wilshire Boulevard, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Capt. Jaime Moore. The girl was with two other people, but it was unclear whether they were related, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2013 | By Ruben Vives and Robert J. Lopez
A historic South Los Angeles church where three firefighters were injured battling a large blaze has been regularly inspected in recent years and has no history of fire code violations, according to records reviewed Wednesday by The Times. The two-alarm blaze broke out Tuesday morning at the Crouch Memorial Church of God in Christ at 1001 E. 27th Street in the Historic South Central neighborhood . The three firefighters sustained injuries described as non-life-threatening as they fought flames that quickly engulfed the century-old church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2013 | Joseph Serna
A special task force of fire, police and federal agencies is investigating a church fire that erupted early Friday at a Leimert Park church. The fire was reported before 2 a.m. at Bethesda Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith on Crenshaw Boulevard. Flames tore through the church windows, and plumes of black smoke climbed into the night sky. Witnesses said they could see the flames up to three miles away. Firefighters were on the scene within four minutes of the first call, said Los Angeles Fire Department Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A special task force of fire, police and federal agencies is investigating a church fire that erupted early Friday at a Leimert Park church. The fire was reported before 2 a.m. at Bethesda Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith on Crenshaw Boulevard. Video showed flames tearing through church windows and plumes of black smoke climbing into the night sky. Firefighters were on the scene within four minutes of the first call, said Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Jaime Moore.
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April 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators are using accelerant-detecting dogs in their probe of a Friday morning fire that gutted a Leimert Park church. “We're treating it as a criminal fire at this time, suspicious in nature until we can determine otherwise,” LAFD Capt. Jaime Moore told KTLA. The fire was reported before 2 a.m. at Bethesda Temple Church on Crenshaw Boulevard. Video showed flames tearing through church windows and plumes of black smoke climbing into the night sky. More than a dozen fire engines and nearly 100 Fire Department personnel responded to the blaze, officials said.
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January 13, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Ruben Vives
A father and his two children who were found unresponsive in their burning home in Sylmar early Monday have died.  The mother, who was also pulled from the fire, remained in grave condition, Los Angeles Fire Capt. Jaime Moore said. The fire was reported at 4:37 a.m. in the 13700 block of Eldridge Avenue in what was described as a two-story "metal-clad, barn-like home," said Brian Humphrey of the  Los Angeles Fire Department . When firefighters arrived, they found a mother huddled with her son and daughter and the father in a nearby hallway.
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