118 lanes, off-ramp closed due to Porter Ranch brush fire

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118 lanes, off-ramp closed due to Porter Ranch brush fire
The California Highway Patrol has closed the eastbound No. 4 and 5 lanes of the 118 at Tampa Avenue, as well as the Tampa Avenue off-ramp in Porter Ranch, due to a brush fire.
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LAFD drones to be used for first time to assess Creek, Skirball fire damage, look for hot spots

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LAFD drones to be used for first time to assess Creek, Skirball fire damage, look for hot spots
For the first time, the Los Angeles Fire Department Thursday plans to deploy drones to help coordinate its battle against a pair of wildfires threatening homes in the city. LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas said the drones will be used “for the first time ever,” primarily to conduct property assessment as the agency surveys damage caused […]
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Creek fire closes dozens of northeast San Fernando Valley schools today

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Creek fire closes dozens of northeast San Fernando Valley schools today
Dozens of schools in the northeast San Fernando Valley will be closed today due to the ongoing Creek fire that exploded near Sylmar on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District announced. As of Tuesday night, the fire had scorched at least 11,000 acres, injured multiple firefighters, burned dozens of homes and resulted in thousands […]
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Rye Fire near Santa Clarita has burned at least 7,000, 5 percent contained

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Rye Fire near Santa Clarita has burned at least 7,000, 5 percent contained
SANTA CLARITA – The Rye Fire burning near Santa Clarita remained at 7,000 acres with 5 percent containment Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. Fire officials were expected to release updated information on the progress of the blaze later Wednesday morning. RELATED STORY: Rye Fire leads to Santa Clarita road closures, evacuations The brush […]
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6-acre Brentwood brush fire burning uphill near Skirball Center

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6-acre Brentwood brush fire burning uphill near Skirball Center
A 6-acre brush fire is burning uphill early Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, near the northbound 405 Freeway at Mulholland Drive in the Brentwood area. The location is near the Skirball Cultural Center. (Google Maps) A brush fire burning uphill near the Skirball Cultural Center in the Brentwood area early Wednesday morning has consumed about 6 […]
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Thomas fire in Ventura County claims 1 fatality in car accident; burns 10,000 acres

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Thomas fire in Ventura County claims 1 fatality in car accident; burns 10,000 acres
SANTA PAULA >> Ferocious winds in Southern California whipped up an explosive wildfire that forced thousands of homes to evacuate and could soon threaten a city of more than 100,000, authorities said. The blaze broke out Monday and grew wildly to more than 15 square miles in the hours that followed, consuming vegetation that hasn’t […]
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Here’s what we know about the Thomas fire in Ventura County

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Here’s what we know about the Thomas fire in Ventura County
Driven by fierce winds and dry conditions, the Thomas fire has forced the evacuation of thousands of homes in the Santa Paula area as fast-moving flames spread in the Ventura County foothills. •It’s burned up to 10,000 acres in the area of Santa Paula, which is about an hour north by car from Woodland Hills, […]
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Santa Ana winds will heighten fire danger all week

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Santa Ana winds will heighten fire danger all week
While Christmas carols full of cheer may soon fill the airwaves, the December air will bring a heightened danger of fire all week, meteorologists say. Santa Ana winds accompanied by low relative humidity and relatively high temperatures will cover much of Southern California through the end of the week, said Brett Albright, a meteorologist with the National […]
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Kevin Spacey Under Fire For Response To Anthony Rapp's Sexual Assault Allegations

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Kevin Spacey Under Fire For Response To Anthony Rapp's Sexual Assault Allegations
Kevin Spacey is facing major backlash for his response to actor Anthony Rapp’s shocking claim that the two-time Oscar winner had made sexual advances toward him when Rapp was 14 and Spacey was 26. Spacey apologized and claimed he couldn’t remember the alleged incident, but social media blasted him for also publicly coming out as […]
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2 cats killed in Encino house fire

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2 cats killed in Encino house fire
ENCINO >> A fire that engulfed a one-story house in Encino left two cats dead but caused no human injuries. The fire was reported about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 5100 block of Haskell Avenue, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Fifty-one firefighters responded and knocked down the flames in 21 […]
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Arcade Fire makes a powerful connection on the Forum stage on Friday

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Arcade Fire makes a powerful connection on the Forum stage on Friday
Arcade Fire performs at the Forum in Inglewood on Friday, October 20, 2017. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) Win Butler of Arcade Fire performs at the Forum in Inglewood on Friday, October 20, 2017. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) From right, RŽegine Chassagne and Win Butler of Arcade Fire perform at […]
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Insurance official: California fire losses top $1 billion

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Insurance official: California fire losses top $1 billion
Sign with note of thanks to fire fighters are seen on the lawn of a residence on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. California fire officials have reported significant progress on containing wildfires that have ravaged parts of Northern California. The fires that swept through parts of seven counties starting Oct. 8 were the […]
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Winds are worrying as Mount Wilson brush fire battle enters 3rd day

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Winds are worrying as Mount Wilson brush fire battle enters 3rd day
LOS ANGELES — For a third day, crews today will fight a 50-acre brush fire that broke out near the Mount Wilson Observatory in the Angeles National Forest northeast of Los Angeles and is 35 percent contained. Authorities cautioned that Santa Ana winds could make a return today, potentially stifling progress on the blaze, which […]
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Northbound 5 Freeway closed by big rig fire in Santa Clarita

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Northbound 5 Freeway closed by big rig fire in Santa Clarita
A big rig fire Wednesday morning spread to nearby vegetation and closed the northbound 5 Freeway in the Santa Clarita area, authorities said. The fire was reported at 5:49 a.m. on the northbound 5 Freeway at Weldon Canyon, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Miguel Ornelas. All traffic on the northbound 5 was […]
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Koreatown house damaged in fire

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Koreatown house damaged in fire
LOS ANGELES — A fire damaged a house in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles today, but no one was hurt. Firefighters sent to the 300 block of South Oxford Avenue about 5 a.m. extinguished the flames in the two-story residence in 36 minutes, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The cause […]
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Structures unharmed in Santa Clarita fire

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Structures unharmed in Santa Clarita fire
SANTA CLARITA — Flames burned one acre Saturday in Santa Clarita but firefighters were able to quickly stop the blaze’s progress, authorities said. The fire was reported at 8:26 p.m. in the 18700 block of Goodvale Road, said Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Ed Pickett. Firefighters quickly stopped the forward progress of the […]
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Here are the areas of Southern California with the highest fire hazard potential

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Here are the areas of Southern California with the highest fire hazard potential
More than 3.5 million homes in Southern California face some wildfire danger in hazard zones. Here’s a look at the areas Cal Fire has identified as hazard zones. The Fire Hazard Severity Zones identify fire hazard, not risk. They are based on the conditions that give a likelihood that an area will burn over a […]
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Oprah gets ‘the people going’ after a retweet fuels the 2020 election fire

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Oprah gets ‘the people going’ after a retweet fuels the 2020 election fire
Does Oprah Winfrey have plans to take over the White House? Did “Queen of Snapback” Janet Jackson undergo weight loss surgery after giving birth to her son? Find out with Carlos Greer’s game of “Fact or Fiction.” For that and more juicy gossip, tune in to Page Six TV.
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Car fire ignites brush fire off northbound 14 Freeway in Newhall

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Car fire ignites brush fire off northbound 14 Freeway in Newhall
NEWHALL >> Flames from a car fire ignited nearby brush Wednesday night off the northbound 14 Freeway in Newhall. The blaze was reported just before 9:40 p.m. south of Newhall Avenue and had charred three acres by 10:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. No injuries were reported and no structures were […]
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