Category Archives: Fire Department

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

      An undated photo of Triangle Shirtwaist Co. employees courtesy of HBO.       March 26, 1911: “A 13-year-old girl hung for three minutes by her fingertips to the sill of a 10th-floor window. A tongue of … Continue reading

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84 Die as Fire Rages Through MGM Grand, Nov. 21, 1980

    Nov. 21-22, 1980: A fire in the deli at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas spreads into the casino and then through the high-rise building, killing 84 people. The first-day story is by the master rewrite man, … Continue reading

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Wildfire Destroys 61 Homes in Bradbury

           Nov. 17, 1980: A brush fire roars through Bradbury. On the jump, a story by the master, Eric Malnic, who notes that race car driver Mickey Thompson lost six vehicles but saved his house. (Thompson … Continue reading

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An American Fourth of July

    July 5, 1910: The Scottish American community of Los Angeles celebrates the Fourth of July with the Highland Fling and the caber toss. And there’s nobody on talk radio to tell them to go back “home” if they … Continue reading

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The Brave Projectionist

    June 25, 1910: F.A. Horton had been working for about a week as a projectionist at the Art Theater, 508 S. Broadway, when a length of nitrate film caught fire. "The film ignited with a flash and the … Continue reading

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Pages of History

  Photograph by Larry Harnisch / Los Angeles Times I went to the city archives on Monday to see what I could find about the Oct. 1, 1910, bombing of The Times. There wasn’t too much (the Police Commission minutes … Continue reading

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