Fierce winds stoked several small fires across Southern California on Saturday, forcing 260 residents and hospital patients to evacuate the Marine Corps’ Camp Pendleton causing a key freeway junction to shut down and damaging cars and homes.
Major fires in the San Bernardino National Forest are likely this fire season since there was little winter precipitation, fire officials warn.
Javier Viera has been allegedly linked to 21 incidents of arson and attempted arson in South Pasadena and four in Pasadena since mid- November.
Fire crews Monday were working to extinguish a trio of vegetation fires burning near the 118 and 5 Freeways.
The LAFD’s Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday to discuss a newly released report about the department’s response times.
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.
A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s reserve deputy is being honored for arresting the man suspected of starting dozens of fires over the holidays.
The mother of serial arson suspect Harry Burkhart is scheduled to make her own court appearance Friday. Federal prosecutors are seeking to deport Dorothee Burkhart, who faces fraud charges in Germany.
Local lawmakers moved Wednesday to help Los Angeles property owners rebuild quickly after a rash of recent arson fires.
The suspect in a rash of arson fires across Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning in Van Nuys.
Authorities have identified the man arrested in connection to a rash of fires set across L.A. and the San Fernando Valley, according to authorities.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky says the county will offer a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the series of fires set overnight in Hollywood and West Hollywood.
Southern California winds that overturned trucks, toppled trees and fanned fires were dying down Friday and forecasters predicted calmer weather for the Christmas weekend.
About 2,500 Southern California Edison customers had their power knocked out by a strong thunderstorm that blew through inland Southern California Saturday night.
A search is underway Sunday for an arsonist who may be responsible for setting at least 14 car, mobile home and apartment fires in North Hollywood over the last two days.