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  1. <rss xmlns:a10="" version="2.0"><channel><title>Daily Dispatch: California  News</title><link></link><description>Daily Dispatch News - Daily News for America's Fire Service</description><image><url></url><title>Daily Dispatch: California  News</title><link></link></image><item><link></link><title>Hanford hires new fire chief: ‘He is the right person’</title><description>The City of Hanford announced Thursday that a new fire chief for the city’s fire department has been chosen.
  3. Daniel Perkins has been selected to lead the Hanford Fire Department following the departure of Chief Steve Pendergrass late last year. According to the city, Perkins is a native of the Antelope Valley region of Southern California and started his professional career working as an EMT and paramedic.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/11/2024 9:58:10 PM - SOURCE: KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno</description><pubDate>Thu, 11 Apr 2024 21:58:10 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>$225 million lawsuit filed against PG&amp;E for damage caused during Dixie Fire in Northern California</title><description>A $225 million lawsuit has been filed against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company over damage caused during the 2021 Dixie Fire.
  5. The wildfire was the second-largest in the history of California, burning 963,309 acres, or more than 1,505 square miles, in several counties after igniting July 13 north of Cresta Dam.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/12/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento</description><pubDate>Fri, 12 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>All lanes reopen on NB I-5 after truck fire delays traffic for nearly 17 hours</title><description>A fire to a semi truck carrying cardboard caused major traffic delays beginning Thursday afternoon lasting in early Friday along northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Grapevine Road.
  7. All lanes of northbound I-5 near Grapevine Road reopened at around 7 a.m. Friday, California Highway Patrol in Fort Tejon said.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/12/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGET-TV NBC 17 Bakersfield</description><pubDate>Fri, 12 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>VIDEO: Tracy pallet yard fire forces school, road closures</title><description>A multi-acre pallet yard fire with 20 to 50 foot flames near Tracy lit up the early morning sky on Thursday.
  9. Since about 2 a.m., fire crews with the South San Joaquin County Fire Authority and several other surrounding agencies have been responding to a fire located in a 6-acre pallet yard along Grant Line Road.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/11/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTXL-TV FOX 40 Sacramento</description><pubDate>Thu, 11 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>1 person found dead following fire in Los Angeles home</title><description>One person is dead following a fire at a home in Sun Valley, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said Wednesday.
  11. Firefighters received a call of a fire at 4:17 p.m. at a home on the 7500 block of Craner Avenue. There, about 30 firefighters responded to the scene and were able to extinguish the blaze in under 15 minutes.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/10/2024 8:56:00 PM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Wed, 10 Apr 2024 20:56:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Owner claims arson after taco truck fire in downtown Los Angeles</title><description>VIDEO: A taco truck in downtown Los Angeles was seriously damaged in a fire, and the owner suspects it was an act of arson.
  13. The incident happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday near Grand Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Responding firefighters quickly extinguished the flames.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/11/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles </description><pubDate>Thu, 11 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Cal Fire aims to inspect 10,000 Butte County properties for wildfire prevention in 2024</title><description>VIDEO: Cal Fire is working to hold homeowners accountable when it comes to creating defensible space. Butte County Cal Fire Captain Jake Gilliam says they aim to inspect around 10,000 properties in Butte County within 2024.
  16. These defensible space inspections are official visits conducted by Butte County fire safety experts, intended to make sure your home and property comply with the required wildfire prevention measures.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/11/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRCR-TV ABC 7 Redding</description><pubDate>Thu, 11 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>VIDEO: Firefighters spot and tackle garage fire while responding to medical call in Bakersfield</title><description>PHOTOS: Fire crews spotted and tackled a garage fire while responding to a medical call in Bakersfield Tuesday afternoon.
  18. The Kern County Fire Department said on Tuesday, April 9, at around 2:30 p.m., while crews were heading to a medical call, they saw smoke in the area of Stockdale Highway and Jenkins Road.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/10/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KBAK-TV CBS 29/KBFX-CD FOX 58 Bakersfield</description><pubDate>Wed, 10 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Santa Clara County firefighters back plans to restore net neutrality following intentional throttling during wildfire</title><description>Six years ago, the Santa Clara County Fire Department was battling one of the largest wildfires ever to break out in California, the Mendocino Complex fire. With thousands of firefighters on the front line, county officials needed to coordinate fire suppression efforts at multiple points.
  20. But they ran into a major roadblock.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/10/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Palo Alto Online</description><pubDate>Wed, 10 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Arson fire damages Pomona playground</title><description>PHOTOS: Police in Pomona are looking for the suspect(s) who set fire to a playground at Montvue Park.
  22. Police responded to the park around 11:12 p.m. Sunday, April 7 and found the playground engulfed in flames.  LA County firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, but it caused extensive damage to the playground, making it unusable.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/9/2024 4:54:28 PM - SOURCE: KTTV FOX 11 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Tue, 09 Apr 2024 16:54:28 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Arson suspect at-large in San Jose State fire</title><description>The San Jose State University Police and the Office of the State Fire Marshal Arson and Bomb Unit are looking for a suspect involved in an arson at the California State University in San Jose.
  24. The California State University San Jose Police Department responded to a fire on campus at 5:18 p.m. on March 31.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/9/2024 8:16:38 PM - SOURCE: KRON-TV The CW/MyNetworkTV 4 San Francisco</description><pubDate>Tue, 09 Apr 2024 20:16:38 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>VIDEO: Fire rips through abandoned commercial building in Compton</title><description>A massive fire destroyed an abandoned commercial building in Compton early Monday morning.
  26. Crews were dispatched to the scene a little before 3:30 a.m. after learning of the blaze, which had fully engulfed the building in the 1100 block of Petrolia Avenue, according to Downey Fire Department, who does dispatch for the Compton Fire Department.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/9/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCBS-TV CBS 2 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Tue, 09 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Pennies help boost fire, police services in Manteca, Lathrop</title><description>Most people don’t view pennies per se as being valuable.
  28. But in Manteca and Lathrop pennies have shored up public safety.
  30. Measure C — a one cent sales tax on top of the basic one cent local sales tax Lathrop voters imposed in 2012 — last year generated $10.4 million for the city of 32,500. It includes $4 million sent to the Lathrop Manteca Fire District enabling the hiring of nine firefighters, 1.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/9/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Manteca Bulletin </description><pubDate>Tue, 09 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Why forest service firefighters are prepping now for wildfire season in California</title><description>VIDEO: Peak wildfire season in California is a few months away, and the wet weather could create more fuel to burn when that time comes.
  32. Despite rain and snow still in the forecast, firefighters are preparing now for wildfire season, and new changes are coming to the firefighting workforce.
  34. With fires growing in size and duration and the needs and costs for staffing, the U.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/9/2024 9:45:02 AM - SOURCE: KXTV ABC 10 Sacramento</description><pubDate>Tue, 09 Apr 2024 09:45:02 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>8 hospitalized after apartment fire in Covina</title><description>VIDEO: A large fire that broke out inside of an apartment complex left eight people hospitalized on Sunday.
  36. Crews were dispatched to the scene of the blaze, in the 1100 block of N. Conwell Avenue, at around 2:15 p.m., according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.
  38. They were able to extinguish the fire by 3 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/7/2024 9:21:00 AM - SOURCE: KCAL-TV CBS 9 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Sun, 07 Apr 2024 09:21:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Orange County firefighters battle fire at San Clemente home</title><description>PHOTO/VIDEO: Firefighters from the Orange County Fire Authority battled a stubborn fire that broke out inside a home in San Clemente early Sunday morning.
  40. The fire was first reported just before 5:30 a.m., according to the Orange County Fire Authority, in the 2300 block of Calle La Serna. It took firefighters 49 minutes to get the flames under control.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/7/2024 12:44:00 PM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Sun, 07 Apr 2024 12:44:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Follow-up: Barbeque fundraiser raises $51,000 for firefighters hurt in Wilmington explosion</title><description>Community members rallied together to help the firefighters who were hurt in a devastating truck explosion in Wilmington two months ago.
  42. A day of donations and dedication was held Saturday as the community honored and offered support to the firefighters of LAFD stations 38 and 49, who were the first on the scene of February's explosion.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/8/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Mon, 08 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>VIDEO: Dramatic fire erupts at commercial building in downtown Los Angeles Fashion District</title><description>A dramatic and stubborn fire erupted at a commercial building in downtown Los Angeles, prompting an early morning response from firefighters.
  44. The blaze began shortly before 5:30 a.m. at a single-story structure in the 1400 block of South Main Street.
  46. Firefighters arrived at the scene and were initially in defensive mode as massive flames and smoke emanated from the roof of the building, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/5/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Fri, 05 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>House fire turns into hours-long standoff in South Los Angeles</title><description>VIDEO: A burglary suspect who had barricaded himself inside a home near the University of Southern California was arrested after an hours-long standoff, authorities said Friday.
  48. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers responded to the 700 block of West 30th Street, one block west of Figueroa Street, around 6 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/5/2024 12:15:00 PM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Fri, 05 Apr 2024 12:15:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Imperial Beach fire engineer creates autism awareness shirts</title><description>VIDEO: April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, and one South Bay fire department is spreading the awareness.
  50. Every day in April, Imperial Beach firefighters will wear an autism shirt made by one of their own fire engineer paramedics, Daniel Holian, who has a son with autism.
  52. Donning the shirts has become educational for firefighters and the community.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/5/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KUSI-TV FOX 5 San Diego</description><pubDate>Fri, 05 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Man facing charges of arson after series of small fires in Fremont, Newark</title><description>The Fremont and Newark Police Department arrested a 36-year-old Newark resident for allegedly igniting several small fires.
  54. Fremont police officers and the Fremont Fire Department responded to the area of Thornton Avenue and Balboa Way to the report of furniture on fire around 11:45 a.m. on April 2.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/5/2024 4:40:38 PM - SOURCE: KRON-TV The CW/MyNetworkTV 4 San Francisco</description><pubDate>Fri, 05 Apr 2024 16:40:38 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>VIDEO: 1 dead after massive fire at abandoned Santa Ana home</title><description>PHOTOS: One person is dead following a large fire at an abandoned home in Santa Ana.
  56. According to the Orange County Fire Authority, firefighters were dispatched to the 2000 block of North Bush Street in Santa Ana just after 2:50 a.m. Wednesday morning. Crews arrived to find flames ripping through the roof and completely engulfing the home on all sides, according to video posted on X, formerly Twitter, by the OCFA public information officer.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/3/2024 5:58:38 PM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Wed, 03 Apr 2024 17:58:38 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Suspect arrested after 2023 Clovis bus arson, police say</title><description>VIDEO/PHOTO: The Clovis Police Department announced on Wednesday the arrest of an arson suspect for a fire that burned four private school buses in December 2023.
  58. Police say they served a search warrant at a home in Fresno and arrested 45-year-old Robert Tucker of Fresno who they say is the suspect of a commercial arson that burned the private school buses.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/3/2024 10:36:47 PM - SOURCE: KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno</description><pubDate>Wed, 03 Apr 2024 22:36:47 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Lassen Hotshots to celebrate 50 years of service Saturday</title><description>Anyone who’s had any experience with fires knows when you need firefighters you really need them. Desperately.
  60. And when an angry, out-of-control wildfire erupts threatening life, limb and God only knows what else, who ya gonna call? Chances are pretty good the Lassen Hotshots will be among the first responders to step up and stare right into the face of that terrifying inferno.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/4/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lassen County Times</description><pubDate>Thu, 04 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Two dead after Patterson house fire, city says</title><description>VIDEO: Two people were killed after being trapped in a house fire in the early morning hours of Tuesday, the city of Patterson said.
  62. The West Stanislaus County Fire Protection District and Patterson Fire Department responded to the fire in the 700 block of Almond Avenue around 12:35 a.m. “By the time that we got there, even though it was within eight minutes of dispatch, the fire had already progressed so much," said Patterson Fire Department Chief Jeff Frye.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/3/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento</description><pubDate>Wed, 03 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>‘Yes, There is Hope’: Documentary featuring Sutter County firefighters focuses on mental health awareness</title><description>“When I started we had a kind of a tradition that you sent the new guy in, or new girl in, to do all the dirty work, or all the unfavorable work, so to speak,” Brian Thompson with the Sutter County Fire Department says in a scene from the new documentary “Yes, There is Hope” directed by Dean Tokuno of Yuba City.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/3/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Appeal Democrat - Metered Site</description><pubDate>Wed, 03 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>AMR offering free EMT training academy for women at San Diego Miramar College</title><description>VIDEO: The ambulance provider AMR is working to bring more women into the workforce and is offering them free EMT training at Miramar College.
  64. "It's a very male-dominant field and the more women we can get in here the better," said Gabriella Douglas, an associate supervisor at AMR.
  66. Douglas says nearly 70 percent of EMTs are men.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/3/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KFMB-TV CBS 8 San Diego</description><pubDate>Wed, 03 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Cal Fire crews in Santa Clara County prep for wildfire season with brand new equipment</title><description>VIDEO: Cal Fire crews in Santa Clara County started preparing for wildfire season Monday and they have a brand new spectacular piece of equipment to help them do it.
  68. “It is hoist capable, [has a] 1,000 gallon tank. This is our snorkel right there,” said Captain Mike Young of the Alma Helitack Base.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/2/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNTV NBC 11 San Jose</description><pubDate>Tue, 02 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Garage ‘used as a living space’ catches fire in Fresno</title><description>A detached garage that officials believe was being used as a living space caught on fire Monday morning in Fresno, according to the Fresno Fire Department.
  70. Firefighters say they responded to a report of a residential structure on fire on the 3100 block of East Butler Avenue. It was first reported at around 3:45 a.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/1/2024 10:59:41 PM - SOURCE: KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno</description><pubDate>Mon, 01 Apr 2024 22:59:41 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Los Angeles County launches huge effort to train residents how to save lives</title><description>The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced on Monday, April 1 its Community Readiness Champions Initiative with the goal of training county residents and workers in crucial lifesaving skills needed during emergencies and amidst disasters in which emergency responses are sometimes hampered.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/2/2024 12:40:40 AM - SOURCE: Pasadena Star-News - Metered Site</description><pubDate>Tue, 02 Apr 2024 00:40:40 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Family dog rescued from Lemoore home engulfed in flames, firefighters say</title><description>A dog was miraculously saved after fleeing into a home fully engulfed in flames Monday afternoon, the Lemoore Volunteer Fire Department Association announced.
  72. Firefighters say they responded to a structure fire in Lemoore where, upon arrival, they found a home fully engulfed in flames.
  74. While on the scene, fire crews were notified that a family dog had run back inside the fully engulfed home.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/2/2024 2:34:25 AM - SOURCE: KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno</description><pubDate>Tue, 02 Apr 2024 02:34:25 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>VIDEOS: Massive fire rips through apartment complex in Lomita</title><description>PHOTOS: A massive fire ripped through an apartment building in Lomita on Saturday, causing the second floor to collapse as huge flames damaged the entire structure.
  76. Firefighters were dispatched to battle the fire, located at the Vista Verde Condominium complex in the 2000 bock of Palos Verdes Drive, at around 6:40 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/1/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCAL-TV CBS 9 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Mon, 01 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Modesto firefighter injured in fire at house used for marijuana grow operation</title><description>A Modesto firefighter was injured while battling a fire inside a house that was used for a marijuana grow operation.
  78. On Saturday morning, Modesto Fire Department said it responded to a house fire near Prescott Road and Bangs Avenue. Upon arrival, firefighters found a two-story 3,400 square feet house with fire throughout the attic and roof.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/31/2024 5:34:24 PM - SOURCE: KXTL-TV FOX 40 Sacramento</description><pubDate>Sun, 31 Mar 2024 17:34:24 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Man arrested for attempting to start fire at  Los Angeles Fire Department station in Woodland Hills</title><description>A man was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly attempted to set a fire outside of a Los Angeles Fire Department station in Woodland Hills.
  80. The incident happened at the station located in the 6300 block of Fallbrook Avenue, according to Los Angeles Police Department investigators.
  82. They say that they were called to the scene after learning of a trespasser at the station, who was seen trying to use a diesel fuel pump and spray the gasoline onto the building.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/1/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCAL-TV CBS 9 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Mon, 01 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Big Sur washout: Traffic sluggish on Highway 1</title><description>VIDEO/PHOTOS: Emergency crews on Monday were allowing people stuck in Big Sur to leave even as part of Highway 1 washed out over the weekend.
  84. Monterey County residents on the northern half of the closure – north of Rocky Creek Bridge – are hoping to get back home as the road is opening up twice a day to let them pass.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/1/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVU-TV FOX 2 Oakland</description><pubDate>Mon, 01 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>City of Alameda honors female first responders</title><description>VIDEO: The city of Alameda Thursday night honored many female firefighters, police officers, paramedics and other public servers. As Women's History Month is almost over, the city wants to share with everyone how important these women are to the community.
  86. "There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish," said Alameda Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, who quoted First Lady Michelle Obama.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/29/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Fri, 29 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Metro bus driver among 9 injured in four-vehicle crash in South Los Angeles</title><description>VIDEO: A Metro bus driver was among nine people injured Thursday afternoon in a multi-vehicle crash on a Leimert Park street.
  88. The crash involving four vehicles was reported at about 3:30 p.m. near West 39th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard. At least one car rolled over, ending up on its side.
  90. The Line 210 Metro bus was northbound on Crenshaw Boulevard when it was struck by another vehicle, touching off the chain-reaction collision, Metro said in a statement.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/28/2024 8:33:00 PM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Thu, 28 Mar 2024 20:33:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>20 tenants displaced after apartment fire in Eureka caused by 'burnt aroma materials'</title><description>Twenty people have been displaced following a fire inside an apartment complex late Wednesday night. The Humboldt Bay Fire Department (HBF) says the fire caused around $500,000 in damages and was caused by "improper discarding of burnt aroma materials."
  92. HBF officials say crews were dispatched to a three-story apartment on the 400 block of L Street at 11:50 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/29/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRCR-TV ABC 7 Redding</description><pubDate>Fri, 29 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>1 found dead, 1 in critical condition after Los Angeles garage fire</title><description>VIDEO: A woman in her 60s died and a 39-year-old woman was hospitalized following a garage fire Wednesday night at a Pacoima home.
  94. The fire was reported at about 10:30 p.m. in the 13000 block of Gager Street in the San Fernando Valley communuity. Firefighters arrived to see flames shooting from the roof of a detached garage at the rear of the property near Laurel Canyon Boulevard.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/28/2024 11:44:00 AM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Thu, 28 Mar 2024 11:44:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Single father rebuilds fire-resilient home in Paradise after 2018 Camp Fire</title><description>VIDEO/PHOTOS: The Paradise community continues to make strides towards recovery since the 2018 Camp Fire and on Wednesday, one family finally gets to call Paradise home again.
  96. Laughter and joy filled the air on Wednesday as a single father of four and Paradise local, Bradly Reinhart, got to show off his new fire-resilient home.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/27/2024 6:59:00 PM - SOURCE: KRCR-TV ABC 7 Redding</description><pubDate>Wed, 27 Mar 2024 18:59:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Kern County firefighters rescue puppy, 2 cats from burning Taft home</title><description>PHOTOS: Kern County firefighters managed to rescue a puppy and two cats from a burning home last weekend in Taft.
  98. On March 23, the Kern County Fire Department received reports of a house on fire near the 27000 block of North Lincoln Street. Just after 12:55 a.m., crews arrived on scene to a burning single-story house with flames in the front of the building.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/28/2024 2:36:48 AM - SOURCE: KGET-TV NBC 17 Bakersfield</description><pubDate>Thu, 28 Mar 2024 02:36:48 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>San Francisco firefighters rally against chemicals used in uniforms</title><description>VIDEO: San Francisco could be the first city in the nation to ban a common type of firefighter uniform found to emit cancer-causing chemicals.
  100. Firefighters on Tuesday joined city leaders on the steps of city hall to voice their support for new legislation introduced in the afternoon requiring San Francisco to provide new uniforms to its roughly 800 firefighters over the next two years.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/27/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNTV NBC 11 San Jose</description><pubDate>Wed, 27 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>San Jose fire burns abandoned homes</title><description>VIDEO: Two homes in San Jose caught fire on Tuesday morning, fire officials said.
  102. The fire started around 11:42 a.m. in the 100 block of North Fourth Street, according to the San Jose Fire Department. Witnesses said the fire spread from one home to another nearby residence.
  104. It appears that both the homes were abandoned, but people were seen scattering from the area after the fire sparked, witnesses said.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/26/2024 6:32:07 PM - SOURCE: KTVU-TV FOX 2 Oakland</description><pubDate>Tue, 26 Mar 2024 18:32:07 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Mother delivers baby on Los Angeles sidewalk, firefighters assist</title><description>VIDEO: A newborn baby appears to be okay after being born on a sidewalk in Exposition Park Monday night.
  106. Firefighters were sent to the 3800 block of South Figueroa Street around 11:30 p.m. to assist a woman who went into labor.
  108. The woman’s water apparently broke while she was walking on the sidewalk.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/27/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Wed, 27 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>VIDEOS: New apartment building being built in Sacramento goes up in flames</title><description>A massive fire erupted at a Sacramento apartment building under construction overnight into Tuesday.
  110. Sacramento Fire says one of their engines was heading back from a medical aid call when they noticed some smoke near 19th and X streets. After investigating it a little further, they encountered the building being engulfed in flames.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/26/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOVR-TV CBS 13 Stockton</description><pubDate>Tue, 26 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>An Unusual ‘Save’ for Fresno Fire Department's Water Rescue Team</title><description>PHOTO: Emergency crews responded to a call in Central Fresno for a rescue Saturday in which a person was believed to be in a canal, the Fresno Fire Department says.
  112. Around 10:20 a.m., the Fresno Police Department notified the Fresno Fire Department that their Water Rescue Team was needed in the area of Palm and Dakota Avenues.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/26/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno</description><pubDate>Tue, 26 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Big rig’s tires burst into flames, temporarily closing lanes on Los Angeles freeway</title><description>VIDEO/PHOTO: Several tires on a big rig burst into flames Tuesday morning causing the temporary closure of several lanes on the 101 Freeway through Van Nuys.
  114. The incident was reported on the westbound side of the freeway near Van Nuys Boulevard around 1 a.m.
  116. It was unclear what caused the tires to catch fire but the truck driver did manage to detach the trailer from the cab before the flames spread.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/26/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Tue, 26 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Dramatic video shows woman being rescued from raging Los Angeles River</title><description>VIDEO: A 35-year-old woman is recovering after being swept away by fast moving water in the Los Angeles River, prompting a tense air rescue by first responders Sunday.  
  118. Crews with the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to calls about the incident near Laurel Canyon Boulevard at around 5 p.m. just after a brief but intense rainstorm, department officials said.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/25/2024 4:14:08 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Mon, 25 Mar 2024 04:14:08 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Department mourns on-duty death of Los Angeles County firefighter</title><description>The Los Angeles County Fire Department announced the on-duty death of one of its own Sunday night.
  120. “It is with great sadness the #LACoFD share the Active Duty Death of Fire Fighter Jonathan Van Oeffelen on Sunday, March 24, 2024,” the Fire Department posted on Facebook just before 10:30 p.m.
  122. No details surrounding the firefighter’s death were provided, but the Department said Van Oeffelen was assigned to Fire Station 52 in the City of Vernon.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/25/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Mon, 25 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Trailblazing black female firefighter in San Diego inspires next generation during Women's History Month</title><description>During Women's History Month, a trailblazer in the firefighting industry is inspiring the next generation of first responders.
  124. As one of the first Black female firefighters with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD), Lorraine Hutchinson shattered the glass ceiling, rising to one of the highest-ranking positions before retiring.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/25/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGTV ABC 10 San Diego</description><pubDate>Mon, 25 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>UC Santa Cruz researchers study impacts of CZU Lightning Complex fires on local streams</title><description>After the CZU Lightning Complex fires tore through the counties of San Mateo and Santa Cruz in 2020, over 86,000 acres of land were left ravaged in its wake. Now, scientists from UC Santa Cruz are looking into the aftermath of the wildfires in nearby watersheds.
  126. One month after the fires, coastal hydrologist Christina Richardson organized a team and scoured the mountains to assess any variance in the stream water composition.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/24/2024 8:30:14 PM - SOURCE: Santa Cruz Sentinel</description><pubDate>Sun, 24 Mar 2024 20:30:14 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Bus hijacked in downtown Los Angeles collides with several vehicles and crashes into a hotel</title><description>VIDEO: A man who indicated he had a gun hijacked a transit bus in downtown Los Angeles and then grabbed the wheel, causing the bus to collide with several vehicles and crash into a hotel, police said Thursday.
  127. Only the driver was on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority bus when the man boarded around 11:10 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento</description><pubDate>Fri, 22 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>7 people sent to hospital after ammonia leak at Modesto food facility</title><description>Seven people were taken to the hospital after an ammonia leak occurred at a food facility, according to the Modesto Fire Department.
  129. Officials said firefighters responded to the leak at a facility on Lapham Drive.
  131. When firefighters arrived, they found the facility evacuated with multiple staff members reporting a respiratory irritation from a possible chemical exposure.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/21/2024 10:13:26 PM - SOURCE: KTXL-TV FOX 40 Sacramento</description><pubDate>Thu, 21 Mar 2024 22:13:26 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Firefighters fix American flag after fire in Fresno neighborhood</title><description>PHOTOS: After extinguishing a garage fire at a home in Fresno, firefighters say they also took time to help a neighbor repair his American Flag.
  133. Fire officials say they responded to reports of a structure fire in a neighborhood near Clinton and Brawley Avenues in Fresno.
  135. Upon arrival, firefighters say Engine 16 found a fire burning in the garage that had extended into the attic space.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/22/2024 3:25:07 AM - SOURCE: KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno</description><pubDate>Fri, 22 Mar 2024 03:25:07 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>VIDEO: Helmet camera video shows firefighters putting out house fire in East Bakersfield</title><description>The Bakersfield Fire Department released video footage of firefighters working to knock down a fire at a vacant home early Wednesday morning in east Bakersfield.
  137. The fire broke out at a vacant home on Eureka Street near Owens Street just after 4:30 a.m. Officials said the home was undergoing remodeling.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/20/2024 8:09:02 PM - SOURCE: KGET-TV NBC/CW+ 17 Bakersfield</description><pubDate>Wed, 20 Mar 2024 20:09:02 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>California firefighters honored with expansion of memorial at Capitol Park in Sacramento</title><description>VIDEO: There is no greater sacrifice first responders can make than to lose their lives in the line of duty.
  139. Wednesday, there was a groundbreaking ceremony to benefit the expansion of the California Firefighters Memorial Wall. The wall at Capitol Park in Sacramento has the names of more than 1,527 firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty in California since 1850.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/21/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento</description><pubDate>Thu, 21 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Long Beach OKs sale of former Fire Station 9 property for $750,000</title><description>The property that formerly housed Long Beach’s Fire Station 9 has officially been sold to a local bakery and legacy business.
  141. The Long Beach City Council approved the $750,000 sale of the property, 3917 Long Beach Blvd., to Gemmae Bake Shop this week.
  143. Fire Station 9 occupied the location for about 81 years — until ongoing issues with mold and water damage forced the facility’s closure.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/21/2024 11:00:09 AM - SOURCE: Long Beach Press-Telegram - Metered Site</description><pubDate>Thu, 21 Mar 2024 11:00:09 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Retired Sacramento fire captain who searched for survivors on 9/11 dies from job-related cancer</title><description>Randy Gross, a retired captain with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, died over the weekend after a battle with job-related cancer, the district said Tuesday.
  145. Gross served as captain for Metro Fire for 16 years until his retirement in July 2017. To begin his career, Gross served as a volunteer with the El Dorado Hills Fire Department before being hired as a Metro Fire firefighter in 1989.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/20/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOVR-TV CBS 13 Sacramento</description><pubDate>Wed, 20 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Placer County adopts digital fire prevention program</title><description>VIDEO: A new effort is underway to help Placer County make land use decisions while keeping wildfire safety in mind.
  147. During a community meeting in Auburn on Monday, residents and county officials discussed the new program and how it will work with the county’s Regional Forest Health Program. The county’s range of topography, from open wetlands to rolling hills and some of the most captivating mountain peaks in the state, is a natural wonder but also comes at a price.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/19/2024 11:35:49 AM - SOURCE: KTXL-TV FOX 40 Sacramento</description><pubDate>Tue, 19 Mar 2024 11:35:49 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>First Black female Los Angeles Fire Department captain receives honor for 31 years of public service</title><description>The first Black female captain of the Los Angeles Fire Department received commendations Tuesday for her service spanning over three decades.
  149. d’Lisa Davies, who retired from the fire department in 2015, was recognized during a LA Board of Fire Commissioners meeting for her contributions to equal career opportunities within the fire service and representing women in the African American community.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/19/2024 8:23:00 PM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Tue, 19 Mar 2024 20:23:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Fire breaks out at vacant downtown San Diego building</title><description>VIDEO: Firefighters knocked down a fire at an abandoned building downtown Monday night.
  151. Just after 6:30 p.m. San Diego Fire-Rescue received several reports of smoke coming from the roof of a building at 6th and A Street. The building had been vacant for several years, SDFD Chief Brian Raines said. Behind the burning building, from their apartment windows, tenants watched the smoke and flames fill the air above them.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/19/2024 9:58:00 AM - SOURCE: KNSD-TV NBC San Diego</description><pubDate>Tue, 19 Mar 2024 09:58:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>VIDEO: Motorcyclist injured after fire at Ceres gas pump, fire department says</title><description>A motorcyclist was injured after a gas pump caught fire in Ceres on Monday, the Modesto Fire Department said.
  153. Modesto and Stanislaus Consolidated firefighters responded to a Shell gas station on 4th Street around 11:45 a.m. for the report of a fire. According to the fire department, a motorcyclist was fueling the motorcycle and spilled gas, which led to the fire burning the motorcycle, gas pump, and overhang.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/19/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento</description><pubDate>Tue, 19 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Los Angeles firefighters free horse trapped in deep mud</title><description>VIDEO/PHOTOS: Officials freed a horse that had gotten stuck in mud in the Shadow Hills area of Los Angeles on Monday afternoon.
  155. As of about 1:35 p.m., the horse was stuck in about 2 feet of water and mud in “a remote area of the Hansen Dam Recreation Area,” the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/18/2024 10:50:43 PM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Mon, 18 Mar 2024 22:50:43 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Fire intentionally set to dumpster outside popular Los Angeles restaurant</title><description>Cameras caught the moment a fire was intentionally set outside the popular Mexican restaurant Casa Vega.
  157. "This is a chronic issue in this town of transients and vagrants lighting dumpsters on fire and small businesses paying the price," said Casa Vega owner Cristy Vega.
  159. Surveillance video shows at least two people near the dumpster.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/18/2024 9:49:19 PM - SOURCE: KTTV FOX 11 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Mon, 18 Mar 2024 21:49:19 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>2 children die in Kingsburg house fire, deputies say</title><description>Two autistic children are dead following a house fire in Kingsburg Sunday morning, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has announced.
  161. Firefighters say a call was received around 9:30 a.m., reporting a house on fire in the area of Kamm Avenue and Golden State Boulevard.
  163. While en route, fire crews were told of a person who was ramming their vehicle into a fully engulfed home.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/17/2024 11:58:40 PM - SOURCE: KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno</description><pubDate>Sun, 17 Mar 2024 23:58:40 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>2-alarm fire destroys small gym at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton</title><description>A two-alarm fire destroyed the small gymnasium at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton Sunday night, the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department said.
  165. Firefighters told NBC Bay Area that they responded to the fire at the school's small gym at around 8 p.m. The building is about 100 years old, a school official said.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/18/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNTV NBC 11 San Jose </description><pubDate>Mon, 18 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Follow Up: Fire destroys Los Angeles home of model and actress Cara Delevingne</title><description>PHOTOS: A Los Angeles area home belonging to model and actress Cara Delevingne was found engulfed in flames early Friday morning, leaving two people injured.
  167. The fire was reported at around 4 a.m. at a two-story, 6,650-square-foot home in the Studio City neighborhood, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/17/2024 4:58:05 PM - SOURCE: KGPE-TV CBS 47 Fresno</description><pubDate>Sun, 17 Mar 2024 16:58:05 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>2 injured in fire at actress Cara Delevingne’s Los Angeles home</title><description>VIDEO: A fire at a home reportedly belonging to actress Cara Delevingne in Studio City early Friday morning resulted in two injuries, including one to a firefighter, the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed.
  169. Just before 4 a.m., firefighters arrived at a home on 3265 North Oakdell Lane to find a 6,650 square foot, two-story home on fire, the department said.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/15/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Fri, 15 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Fire starts behind Yolo Food Bank in Woodland, crews respond</title><description>VIDEO: A fire started in Woodland behind the Yolo Food Bank on Thursday afternoon.
  171. KCRA 3's Brian Hickey reports the fire began when cardboard and other materials burned at the food bank and winds carried the embers to a nearby pile of old railroad ties that also caught fire. The food bank fire has been mopped up and crews are putting out the railroad tie fire, Hickey said.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/15/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento</description><pubDate>Fri, 15 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Man dies in central Bakersfield apartment fire</title><description>One man is dead after a fire in an apartment complex Wednesday evening in central Bakersfield, according to the Bakersfield Fire Department.
  173. Two fire engines were dispatched to an emergency medical call at an apartment complex on O and 11 streets just before 8 p.m. A short time after the initial call, BFD received reports of a structure fire at the same address, officials said.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/15/2024 12:18:00 AM - SOURCE: KGET-TV NBC/CW+ 17 Bakersfield</description><pubDate>Fri, 15 Mar 2024 00:18:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Update: Authorities ID all three people killed in Cathedral City Elk’s Lodge fire</title><description>Authorities identified an Alaska woman and a Palm Springs man who were among the three people killed when flames engulfed a commercial building in Cathedral City that once housed the Elks Club over the weekend.
  175. Josee Vanbuskirk, 37, of Wasilla, Alaska/Cathedral City and Daniel Burr, 51, of Palm Springs were identified by authorities on Thursday.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/15/2024 1:47:03 AM - SOURCE: KESQ-TV ABC 42 Palm Springs</description><pubDate>Fri, 15 Mar 2024 01:47:03 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>16 injured in explosion at FBI training facility in Irvine</title><description>VIDEO: Sixteen people were injured during an explosion at an FBI training facility in the Southern California city of Irvine Wednesday, officials said.
  177. Orange County Sheriff's Department deputies were using the facility on Magazine Road when the incident occurred a little before 1 p.m., a department spokesperson told CBS Los Angeles.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/14/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCAL-TV CBS 9 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Thu, 14 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>10 displaced, 2 injured in apartment fire in San Francisco's Lower Nob Hill</title><description>VIDEO: Fire crews in San Francisco rescued two adults, a child and a cat from a burning apartment building on Post Street late Tuesday night, authorities said.
  179. According to a tweet posted Wednesday morning, firefighters responded to a one-alarm structure fire at 825 Post St. that was reported at about 11:40 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/14/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco</description><pubDate>Thu, 14 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Fireworks explode as crews battle San Fernando house fire</title><description>VIDEO: An intense scene unfolded late Wednesday night as firefighters battled a house fire at a San Fernando home.
  181. According to KeyNews, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the house fire on the 200 block of North Lazard Street just after 11 p.m. Wednesday. The home’s attached garage was “well involved,” according to the LAFD.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/14/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Thu, 14 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Landslide damages Sherman Oaks neighborhood in Los Angeles after hillside collapses behind home</title><description>VIDEO: An overnight landslide damaged the backyard of a home and other properties below and the hillside Wednesday in Sherman Oaks.
  183. Firefighters responded at about 3 a.m. to the neighborhood in the 3000 block of North Ventura Canyon Avenue, where part of a hillside gave way and started sliding toward at least three homes.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/13/2024 10:33:00 AM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Wed, 13 Mar 2024 10:33:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Eric Ewing Appointed as Chief of Cal-FIRE’s Lassen-Modoc Unit</title><description>Cal-FIRE’s Lassen-Modoc Unit has announced the appointment of native Lassen County resident Eric Ewing, who grew up here in the Honey Lake Valley, to the position of Unit Chief, giving him operational responsibility for a vast swath of northeastern California including Lassen, Modoc, Plumas and portions of Shasta and Siskiyou counties.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/12/2024 9:46:00 AM - SOURCE: SusanvilleStuff</description><pubDate>Tue, 12 Mar 2024 09:46:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Update: Injured firefighters released from hospital after 3-vehicle weekend crash in San Bernardino Mountains</title><description>Nine U.S Forest Service firefighters were released from the hospital Monday, following a weekend  crash on Highway 38 in the San Bernardino Mountains involving a San Bernardino National Forest truck they were riding in, officials said. The collision killed the driver of a vehicle that collided with the fire truck.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/12/2024 7:35:58 AM - SOURCE: San Bernardino Sun - Metered Site</description><pubDate>Tue, 12 Mar 2024 07:35:58 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Kern County Fire Department hoists injured rider from steep slope east of Mojave</title><description>PHOTOS: A Kern County Fire Department helicopter was used to rescue one person after their off-road vehicle went down a steep slope Saturday.
  185. KCFD and California City Fire Department were dispatched to an off-highway vehicle recreation area east of Mojave for reports of an injured OHV rider. Officials called in KCFD helicopter 407 from Keene to hoist the rider from a steep slope.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/13/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGET-TV NBC/CW+ 17 Bakersfield</description><pubDate>Wed, 13 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Father dies in ‘difficult' house fire, Santee Fire says</title><description>VIDEO: Bomb-arson investigators were at the scene Monday of a fire at a mobile home park in Santee that killed a father Monday.
  187. The fire was reported at around 2:30 a.m. at the Mission Del Magnolia Mobile Home Park on Woodside Avenue. A son who lived in the home called 911 after getting woken up by his father screaming his name, Santee Fire Battalion Chief Kyle Moyneur said.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/11/2024 10:20:00 AM - SOURCE: KNSD-TV NBC 7 San Diego</description><pubDate>Mon, 11 Mar 2024 10:20:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Driver hoisted by helicopter after car plummets 200 feet down hillside near Glendora</title><description>VIDEO: A driver had to be hoisted after a car plummeted about 200 feet down a hillside in the San Gabriel Mountains near Glendora Monday morning.
  189. The incident was reported around 1 a.m. on Glendora Mountain Road near mile marker 6.2.
  191. Two people were inside a vehicle that went off the road and down into some heavy vegetation, Los Angeles County Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Cabrera said.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/11/2024 4:06:22 PM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Mon, 11 Mar 2024 16:06:22 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Cathedral City Man ID'd In Triple-Fatal Fire At Former Elks Lodge</title><description>A 46-year-old Cathedral City man was positively identified as one of three victims killed in a weekend fire at the city's former Elks Lodge.
  193. Philip Pape was positively identified, and next of kin has been notified, according to the Riverside County Coroner's Bureau. The Cathedral City Police Department is investigating what led to the blaze where Pape's body was recovered, in the 67000 block of E.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/12/2024 3:24:19 AM - SOURCE: Palm Desert Patch</description><pubDate>Tue, 12 Mar 2024 03:24:19 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>5 firefighters injured in fire at illegal cannabis operation in downtown Los Angeles</title><description>VIDEO: Five firefighters were hospitalized after they responded to a fire at an illegal cannabis operation in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday.
  195. Thick plumes of smoke and large flames were seen coming from a two-story commercial building during the morning. The fire broke out around 8 a.m. at a 69-year-old, 9,100-square-foot brick structure at 1400 E.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/10/2024 12:24:00 AM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Sun, 10 Mar 2024 00:24:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>VIDEO: Warehouse in Antioch engulfed in flames as crews investigate cause of fire</title><description>PHOTOS: Crews responded to a warehouse that was engulfed in flames Sunday afternoon, the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District announced. The warehouse is located at 1200 4th St. where heavy smoke was seen coming out of the building’s roof.
  197. The warehouse was vacant at the time of the fire, officials said.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/11/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRON-TV The CW/MyNetworkTV 4 San Francisco</description><pubDate>Mon, 11 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>House fires occur across multiple Northern California counties over the weekend</title><description>PHOTOS: Between Saturday night and Sunday morning, multiple fire agencies were called upon to tend to structure fires in Placer, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin counties.
  199. According to social media, the Roseville Fire Department, Modesto Fire Department, and Stockton Fire were all asked to put out residential fires between Saturday and Sunday morning.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/10/2024 8:06:00 PM - SOURCE: KTXL-TV FOX 40 Sacramento</description><pubDate>Sun, 10 Mar 2024 20:06:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Civilian killed in collision involving San Bernardino National Forest fire crew vehicle</title><description>One person died, and several others were injured on Saturday, March 9, in a collision involving a U.S. Forest Service vehicle in the San Bernardino Mountains.
  201. A Mill Creek Station fire vehicle carrying nine firefighters, who serve in the Front Country Ranger district and are known as hotshots, collided with two civilian vehicles on Highway 38 at around 12:48 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/10/2024 5:13:16 AM - SOURCE: San Bernardino Sun - Metered Site</description><pubDate>Sun, 10 Mar 2024 05:13:16 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Orange County Firefighters Honor Fallen Captain With Procession</title><description>PHOTOS: Orange County firefighters honored one of their own on Tuesday, after a funeral procession was observed across the county for OC Firefighter Captain/Paramedic Rob Culp, who died this week after faithfully serving and protecting his communities for 25 years.
  203. Culp was reported dead Tuesday by the OCFA after 16 years with the department.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/8/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lake Forest Patch</description><pubDate>Fri, 08 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Rolling into Taft: New Fire Truck for Kern County Station 21</title><description>VIDEO: A fire truck is the newest addition to Kern County Fire Station 21, and is the first model of its kind in the whole county.
  204. In rural communities like Taft, Emergency services need to reach well beyond the city limits.
  206. “Every step of the way has been improved to make this truck better for the community,” says Capt.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/8/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KERO-TV ABC 23 Bakersfield</description><pubDate>Fri, 08 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Redding firefighters raising funds for Station 8 Carr Fire memorial</title><description>VIDEO/PHOTOS: Memories of the Carr Fire West of Redding are seared into the Northstate's conscience.
  208. July into August 2018, eight people were killed in the 360 square mile Carr Fire that destroyed more than 1,600 structures. The aftermath led to a dream, that became a concept, that is moving toward reality.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/8/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KRCR-TV ABC 7 Redding</description><pubDate>Fri, 08 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>VIDEO: Hair clippers erupt in flames at San Bernardino barber shop</title><description> Frightening video from a barber shop in San Bernardino shows a pair of hair clippers bursting into flames.
  210. A barber says he just finished giving a man a haircut when the clippers caught on fire. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
  212. The barber told Eyewitness News the clippers were only two months old, adding they're growing in popularity because they are cordless.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/7/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles </description><pubDate>Thu, 07 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Man in custody after getting stuck behind brick wall inside Los Angeles building</title><description>A man was taken into custody after getting stuck behind a brick wall inside a downtown Los Angeles building Wednesday.
  214. The incident was reported in the 1500 block of South Hill Street at about 6:15 a.m.
  216. Aerial video from Sky5 showed emergency crews going in and out of the Tapestry LA Church.
  218. “Firefighters located a man behind a brick wall inside of a commercial building,” a news alert from the Los Angeles Fire Department stated.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/6/2024 6:05:50 PM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Wed, 06 Mar 2024 18:05:50 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Follow Up: San Jose fire house burglarized 3 times, prompting calls for security</title><description>A San Jose fire station has been hit by thieves three times, prompting fire officials to highlight the need for enhanced security at city buildings.
  220. The most recent break-in happened on Saturday at around 7:09 p.m. at San Jose Fire Station Engine 8, located in the 800 block of East Santa Clara Street.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/6/2024 9:58:54 PM - SOURCE: KTVU-TV FOX 2 Oakland</description><pubDate>Wed, 06 Mar 2024 21:58:54 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Sonoma County Measure H fire protection sales tax appears headed for approval</title><description>A half-cent sales tax placed on the Sonoma County ballot by a citizen petition was headed to approval, preliminary results from Tuesday's election indicated.
  222. The Measure H sales tax, which had about 61% approval, is estimated to raise $60 million annually, according to an analysis by the county counsel.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/7/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco</description><pubDate>Thu, 07 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Massive fire closes roads, stops train service in Oxnard</title><description>VIDEO: A massive commercial fire has closed roads and stopped train service in Oxnard Wednesday morning.
  224. The fire was reported shortly before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of East Colonia Road, the Oxnard Police Department stated in a news release.
  226. A multi-agency response included personnel from the Oxnard Fire Department, the Ventura County Fire Department, Ventura City Fire and the naval base’s Federal Fire Ventura County.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/6/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV CW 5 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Wed, 06 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Cooper the Goldendoodle is Glendale Fire Department’s first wellness dog</title><description>PHOTOS: Cooper is the first wellness canine for the Glendale Fire Department and Verdugo Fire Communications and he was honored on Monday, March 4, for his first year on the job. Cooper will be two years old in May and is a Goldendoodle. His handler, Korin Peltier, says the department chose a Goldendoodle “due to their allergy friendly nature” and because “they are also bred for this line of work.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/6/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Los Angeles Daily News - Metered Site</description><pubDate>Wed, 06 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>No damage reported for rare tornado warning issued on Central Coast</title><description>
  227. A powerful storm moved through the Central Coast Saturday evening bringing tornado warnings for all three Central Coast counties. At 6:14 p.m. the National Weather Service (NWS) issued its first tornado warning for Watsonville, Hollister and Aromas.
  229. The NWS issued the following message: “TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/6/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSBW-TV NBC 8 Salinas</description><pubDate>Wed, 06 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Sacramento vacant home destroyed in 'suspicious' fire</title><description>VIDEOS: Officials are investigating a fire that destroyed a vacant home early Tuesday morning in Sacramento, calling it "suspicious."
  231. Firefighters responded to a burning home around 3 a.m. near Marina Glen Way off Garden Highway in the Willow Creek area, said Justin Sylvia with the Sacramento Fire Department.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/5/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento</description><pubDate>Tue, 05 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>LAFD North Hollywood fire station unveils mural honoring firefighter killed in 1981</title><description>VIDEO: A touching tribute was offered over the weekend to a Los Angeles firefighter who was killed more than four decades ago in an arson fire.
  233. The men and women of Los Angeles Fire Department Station 60 in North Hollywood gathered Sunday to remember Apparatus Operator Tom Taylor.
  235. He lost his life when a roof collapsed during an arson fire in January 1981.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/5/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Tue, 05 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>State-of-the-art fireboat stations are dedicated at the Port of Long Beach</title><description>PHOTOS: Two state-of-the-art fireboat stations housing new fire boats for emergencies in and near the Port of Long Beach were dedicated and opened up for media and guests during an open house on Friday, March 1.
  237. Public officials were on hand also to hail the additions to the Long Beach port waterfront.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/5/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Long Beach Press-Telegram - Metered Site</description><pubDate>Tue, 05 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>South Lake Tahoe firefighters take a unique approach to getting hydrants dug out of the snow</title><description>South Tahoe Fire firefighters are offering an incentive for residents to help shovel snow away from their local hydrants.
  239. “Find your closest fire hydrant and adopt it by digging it out this upcoming storm,” the utility district said in a social media post. “Once you dig it out, make sure to post a photo and tag either South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue or Lake Valley Fire Protection District (official) to receive a free mug!” When fighting a fire, every second can be vital to a positive outcome.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/4/2024 9:18:01 PM - SOURCE: KTXL-TV FOX 40 Sacramento</description><pubDate>Mon, 04 Mar 2024 21:18:01 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>VIDEO: Car crashes on Los Angeles overpass, falls onto 134 Freeway below before bursting into flames</title><description>A driver crashed on an overpass in the Griffith Park area and landed on the 134 Freeway below, causing the car to burst into flames overnight.
  241. The crash was reported around 11 p.m. Sunday near the Riverside Drive exit. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the driver appears to have lost control, hit the curb and then crashed through the overpass fence before landing on the freeway.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/4/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles</description><pubDate>Mon, 04 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item></channel></rss>

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