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Officials say several houses in one South Los Angeles neighborhood hit hard by a string of fires did not have functional smoke alarms. (Photo credit: Alytino Brown)

Firefighters Pass Out Smoke Alarms In South LA Neighborhood Ravaged By House Fires

Residents of one L.A. neighborhood where a fire in a converted garage last night left a man with burns to more than 80 percent of his body are being urged to make sure they have a working smoke alarm in their residence.


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Boulder Rolls Down Rain Soaked-Hill In Azusa, Releasing Colby Fire Smoke

The few residents who braved the night in an evacuated Azusa neighborhood saw a strange sight Friday morning – smoke rising from the rain-soaked hills.


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LAX To Oakland Flight Lands After Smoke Fills Cabin

A flight that originated from LAX was evacuated in Oakland Wednesday night after the plane’s cabin filled with smoke.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/27/2014

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Mid-City Residents Urged To Install Smoke Detectors To Prevent Fire Deaths

Fire officials were expected Wednesday to launch a new safety campaign following a string of deadly fires in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles.


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Seal Beach City Council Approves 45-Day Moratorium On E-Cigarette Vendors

The city of Seal Beach voted unanimously Monday night to create a 45-day moratorium on electronic cigarette vendors, smoke shops and drug paraphernalia retailers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/26/2013

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Dog Missing For 3 Years Returns To Huntington Beach — From Florida

A dog missing for three years was returned to his rightful home — in Huntington Beach — Sunday.



2 Displaced By Early Morning Fire Inside San Bernardino Home

Authorities Saturday said an early morning fire in the city of San Bernardino has displaced two people.


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‘Spice’, Bath Salts Seized In Raids; Smoke Shop Owners Cited

Sheriff’s deputies in San Bernardino County conducted the investigation into reports of military personnel and local teens purchasing synthetic narcotics, authorities said Friday.


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2 OC Cities Fight Over Potential Fire Ring Ban

A meeting Thursday will help determine the fate of fire rings on two popular Orange County beaches.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/27/2013

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News Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing In Hollywood Parking Lot

A helicopter for a TV news station made an emergency landing in Hollywood after smoke began pouring from the rear of the engine.


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Quarry Fire Sends Plume Of Smoke Above Irwindale

A fire that burned in equipment at a rock quarry sent a plume of black smoke into that sky above Irwindale Monday afternoon.


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Electrical Problem Prompts Evacuation At West Adams Preparatory High School

An electrical problem prompted a precautionary evacuation Wednesday at West Adams Preparatory High School.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/21/2012

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Grateful 19-Year-Old Woman Thanks Firefighters For Saving Her Life

Los Angeles firefighters rescued a 19-year-old woman trapped inside her burning second-floor apartment in Van Nuys before dawn Saturday.


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Firefighters Respond To Explosion At Underground Vault In Koreatown

Firefighters Saturday are responding to Koreatown following reports of a loud noise and light smoke coming from an underground vault.


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911 Caller Tells Operator Demi Moore ‘Smoked Something’

Authorities Friday released the alarming 911 call made by Demi Moore’s friends before the actress was hospitalized earlier this week.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/27/2012