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This chemical compound exploded and the foul odor caused a Fontana neighborhood to be briefly evacuated Sunday evening. (credit: CBS)

Chemical Explosion Causes Evacuation Of Fontana Neighborhood

A Fontana neighborhood was evacuation Sunday as a precaution against an exploded chemical that caused several people to become overcome and sick.

07/08/2012

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Report: LAFD Slower To Respond To Medical Emergencies Since 2009

The LAFD’s Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday to discuss a newly released report about the department’s response times.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/19/2012

A man trimming this tree in Glendora was killed Saturday. (credit: CBS)

Man Killed While Trimming Palm Tree In Glendora

A man was killed Saturday while trimming a palm tree in Glendora, authorities said.

06/09/2012

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LA County 911 System Overwhelmed By Unnecessary Calls

Many people perceiving an emergency or in need of healthcare without insurance are calling 911 for help.

05/15/2012

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Firefighters Contain Lake Elsinore Blaze To Garage, Vehicle

Firefighters contained a blaze Saturday at a modular home in Lake Elsinore to the garage and a vehicle, according to a fire department spokeswoman.

05/05/2012

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LA Fire Chief: Dispatch System ‘Level Of Reliability’ Improved

Chief Brian Cummings wants Angelenos to rest assured that the majority of the fire department’s technological glitches have been fixed.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/20/2012

Singer Whitney Houston (L) and Bobbi Kristina Brown arrives at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen at Beverly Hilton on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Whitney Houston’s Daughter Released From Hospital

Whitney Houston’s daughter Sunday was rushed to Cedar-Sinai Medical Center for an undisclosed medical emergency.

02/12/2012

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Pasadena Police Arrest Homeless Man, 27, For Setting 9 Debris Fires

Police in Pasadena Thursday arrested a 27-year-old homeless man suspected of intentionally setting nine debris fires in the city during a 10-day period, a fire official said.

01/19/2012

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14 Hurt – 2 Seriously – In Parking Structure Crash At Pechanga Resort And Casino

A collision in a parking structure between a passenger vehicle and a shuttle at the Pechanga Resort and Casino tonight resulted in 14 injuries, two of them major, a Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman said.

12/31/2011

Los Angeles Fire Chief Millage Peaks on May 20, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

LA Fire Chief Retires After 35 Years With Department

After 35 years serving the Los Angeles Fire Department, Chief Millage Peaks announced Monday that he’s retiring.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/27/2011

Surfer Suffers Serious Neck Injury At The Strand

A surfer suffered a serious neck injury Saturday after diving head-first into the water at The Strand in Oceanside and, a fire official said.

01/29/2011

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City Council To Consider Another Round Of Massive Budget Cuts

The Los Angeles City Council is expected to consider another round of budget cuts Wednesday, including additional furloughs that could shut down entire departments for one day a week.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/12/2011

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OC Fire Stations Urge Public To Drop Off Christmas Toys

Officials say more contributions are critical as the need for toys this year is up dramatically amid a soaring jobless rate and an anemic economy.

12/13/2010

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Rotating Fire Station Brownouts Begin In Long Beach

Rotating Brownouts began Saturday at Fire Stations in Long Beach. It’s the city’s answer to budget shortfalls, but neighbors are critical of the move.

10/02/2010

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