Four firefighters were injured and damage to three separate warehouses in Florence totaled between $1 to $3 million after a fire was sparked by what investigators suspect may be illegal fireworks.
A vegetation fire was reported in the 1500 block of Burton Mesa around 1:30 p.m. and had grown to nearly 300 acres by 6 p.m., prompting authorities to evacuate approximately 1,200 people in surrounding areas.
Authorities have issued a warning to the public Friday after they say two flying drones disrupted wildfire operations in Southern California this week.
Authorities said about 1,900 firefighters were working around the clock to battle the blaze.
Firefighters across the southland are bracing for an increase in heat-related emergency calls and escalated fire danger as already-hot temperatures are expected to get even hotter.
Four firefighters were recovering Friday after falling through the roof of an abandoned casino in Cudahy.
Firefighters were on the roof where flames were clearly visible.
Los Angeles County firefighters were called to the 11500 block of Forest Grove before 6 p.m. Monday.
Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel were called to the scene in the 20000 block of Keaton Street at 1:27 p.m.
The team is comprised of about 65 people, mostly from Los Angeles County, with at least one rescue dog handler from Santa Barbara County, said a Los Angeles County Fire dispatcher.
The building is located at Cedros and Nordhoff, authorities said.
Firefighters across the Southland remained on alert Thursday as dangerous fire conditions develop.
Firefighters from all over the nation gathered in Corona on Saturday to take part in a seminar for automobile extrication.
More than 100 vehicles were on hand for firefighters to cut and tear apart with the Jaws of Life, hydraulic cutters, airbags, and other power tools, along with the latest technology, that will save lives all over the country.
A U.S. Navy Sailor was killed Wednesday during a parachute training exercise in Riverside County.