BRIEFLY : EARLY MORNING FIRE BURNS DRY CLEANERS.WOODLAND HILLS - A blaze gutted a dry-cleaning store in the 22700 block of Ventura Boulevard Ventura Boulevard is one of the primary east-west thouroughfares in the San Fernando Valley; as it was originally a part of the El Camino Real (the trail between Spanish missions), Ventura Boulevard is the oldest route in the San Fernando Valley. It was also U.S. early Friday morning, fire officials reported.
At 3:16 a.m., motorists reported flames fully engulfing the One Stop Boulevard Cleaners, one of seven stores in a strip mall strip mall
A shopping complex containing a row of various stores, businesses, and restaurants that usually open onto a common parking lot.
Noun 1. . The fire was put out by 20 firefighters in under 20 minutes, said Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), also known as the Los Angeles City Fire Department to distinguish it from the Los Angeles County Fire Department. It is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of Los Angeles. .
A few adjacent stores were damaged by smoke. There were no injuries since the entire mall was vacant. The total damage from the fire is estimated at $200,000, and the cause of the fire is still being investigated, Humphrey said.
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Passengers, driver injured in bus crash
SAN DIMAS - Sixteen passengers and a bus driver were hurt Friday when a transit bus A transit bus (also known as a commuter bus) in the United States is usually operated by an urban-suburban bus line, a governmental public transit agency, or a contractor.
A transit bus is normally used on public transit routes. apparently lost control and slammed into the back yard of a home, stopping short of a swimming pool.
The driver of the bus apparently veered of the road, smashing through a brick wall and into a camper and shed about 4:30 p.m., said Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County sheriff's Lt. Arthur Valenzuela.
Sixteen passengers suffered minor to moderate injuries, said county fire Capt. Steve Valenzuela. The extent of the driver's injuries was not immediately known. All were taken to local hospitals, the fire captain said.
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Wildfire expands in area U.S. forest
AZUSA - A wildfire in the Angeles National Forest The Angeles National Forest (ANF) was established by executive order on December 20, 1892 as the San Gabriel Timberland Reserve. It covers over 2,600 km² (650,000 acres) and is located in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, just north of the metropolitan area of Los grew to more than 7,500 acres Friday as firefighters struggled to knock it down.
Flames marched to the northeast and 1,500 firefighters took the precaution of moving engines into the resort town of Wrightwood, four miles northeast of the blaze, said Susie Wood, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman.
However, there was no immediate threat to Wrightwood. The wildfire was 29 percent contained early Friday evening, Wood said.
Meanwhile, a smaller fire that consumed nearly 1,200 acres in the San Bernardino County community of Loma Linda was expected to be controlled Friday night, said San Bernardino County fire Capt. Michael Wilson.
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