Posted Apr. 18, 2015, 10:33 am
A traffic crash is believed to have caused a three-alarm brush fire that apparently sparked a second, smaller fire in Malibu Friday afternoon, closing a busy canyon road.
Posted Apr. 8, 2015, 3:20 pm
Following five years at the helm of Santa Monica Fire Department, Fire Chief Scott Ferguson will hang up his City hat May 10 before embarking on a new role as Fire Chief of the Riverside County city Murrieta.
Posted Apr. 5, 2015, 8:28 am
A brushfire was ignited in lower Topanga Canyon, when a car plunged down a cliff and ignited Saturday.
Posted Mar. 16, 2015, 2:57 pm
Two Santa Monica residents were able to escape their apartment at 828 15th Street without injury early this morning after a smoke alarm alerted them to a huge fire in the car parking port directly below them.
Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 8:31 am
Firefighters on Monday rescued a dog that became wedged in a cliff-side crevice in Santa Monica.
Posted Feb. 12, 2015, 8:07 am
A fire at a Malibu house belonging to actor Pierce Brosnan resulted in more than $1 million in damage, authorities said today.
Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 9:16 am
Santa Monica firefighters are standing together against the Fire Chief regarding staffing and dispatch directions for Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD).
Posted Jan. 23, 2015, 6:00 am
More outreach is needed to increase the number of women and minority firefighters in the Los Angeles Fire Department, according to a report released Thursday by a Santa Monica-based think tank.
Posted Jan. 10, 2015, 9:04 am
A dry, non-watered Christmas tree and a possible short in the string of decorative lights led to a fire inside a Santa Monica apartment on Monday.
Posted Jan. 9, 2015, 8:56 am
Four Los Angeles police officers and a Los Angeles city firefighter were transported to a hospital early today for treatment of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said.
Posted Jan. 6, 2015, 9:24 am
Four people were displaced and three firefighters were hospitalized with minor injuries after a house fire in North Hollywood early today that was sparked by a problem with a Christmas tree, authorities said.
Posted Jan. 6, 2015, 9:03 am
A man suffered second-degree burns when he tried to throw a burning Christmas tree out the window of his second-story apartment in Santa Monica on Monday afternoon.
Posted Dec. 24, 2014, 9:18 am
One resident was being evaluated by paramedics on Tuesday night after a fire in a home near Culver City.
Posted Dec. 22, 2014, 10:36 am
Stay safe this holiday season with some tips from Santa Monica Fire Chief Scott Ferguson and Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks.
Posted Dec. 21, 2014, 8:56 am
A stubborn electrical fire that burned in the walls of a six-story apartment building in Westwood and sent one person to a hospital also caused $150,000 worth of damage to the structure and its contents, a fire official said today.
Posted Dec. 16, 2014, 9:35 am
Every year, fire departments all across Southern California collect toys to distribute to needy boys and girls.
Posted Dec. 14, 2014, 9:24 am
Two people suffered minor smoke inhalation injuries Saturday night in a fire in a two-story apartment building in West Hollywood, a dispatcher said.
Posted Dec. 8, 2014, 9:02 am
A seven-story apartment building under construction in downtown Los Angeles was destroyed this morning by a huge fire that damaged two nearby high-rise buildings and prompted freeway closures but appears to have caused no injuries.
Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:43 am
The 22nd annual Candy Cane Drive returns to Santa Monica this Saturday, Dec. 6. Santa and his public safety helpers at the Santa Monica Police and Fire Departments will be distributing good cheer and thousands of candy canes as part of the event.
Posted Dec. 2, 2014, 1:48 pm
To kick off the 2015 SuperBowl-A-Thon, which includes the annual “Chiefs Battle,” Santa Monica’s Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks and Fire Chief Scott Ferguson “faced off” Monday, Dec. 1 at Santa Monica’s Bay Shores Lanes.
Posted Dec. 1, 2014, 9:42 am
Santa and his public safety helpers at the Santa Monica Police and Fire Departments will be distributing good cheer and thousands of candy canes as part of the 22nd annual "Candy Cane Drive” this Saturday, Dec. 6.
Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:16 am
A powerful fire in a Hollywood tire shop was brought under control in 35 minutes Monday night.
Posted Nov. 19, 2014, 11:21 am
The Santa Monica Fire Department responded to a reported fire in a house under major renovation at 2311 La Mesa Dr. on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 11:29 am.
Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:13 am
A team from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives joined the probe into the Venice storage facility fire that injured several firefighters and took more than 14 hours to control.
Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 10:01 am
Eight firefighters were injured battling the intense, 14-hour-plus fire at a storage facility in Venice that was finally put out just before 10 am yesterday.