BREAKING: Brush Fire Burning Near Observatory on Mount Wilson

Anthony Kurzweil is a web producer for KTLA in Los Angeles.


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  • A brush fire burning on Mt. Wilson is seen on Oct. 17, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    5 Acre Brush Fire Burning Near Observatory on Mount Wilson

    Firefighters are working to douse a brush fire burning near the observatory on Mt. Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains early Tuesday morning. The fire was reported about 4:30 a.m. and was visible from the 210 Freeway in Pasadena. The blaze had burned about 5 acres and appeared to be growing as of 5:30 a.m., according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. One helicopter could be seen helping to battle the flames. Wind conditions appeared to […]

  • An exterior view of John Wayne Airport's Terminal C. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    1 Killed in Forklift Accident at John Wayne Airport

    A person was killed in a forklift accident early Monday morning at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, an airport official confirmed. The incident, which was described as a construction accident, occurred about 4:30 a.m., Airport spokeswoman Ann McCarley said. The unidentified person was pronounced dead at the scene. McCarley said the incident involved a forklift, but did not provide any further details. Airport operations were not impacted, McCarley said. KTLA’s Jenner Thang contributed to this report.

  • Telephone Pole Fire Leads Authorities to ‘Massive’ Marijuana Grow Operation in Placentia

    Investigators discovered a large-scale marijuana grow operation after responding to a fire in Placentia Sunday afternoon. Callers reported a wooden telephone pole was on fire and power lines were down in the street in the 700 block of South Melrose Avenue about 3:18 p.m., the Placentia Police Department stated in a news release. Fire crews extinguished the blaze, which left area residents temporarily without power. Southern California Edison employees traced the cause of the fire to a power surge coming […]

  • Officials investigate a train derailment in Lincoln Heights on Oct. 13, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Union Pacific Freight Train Derails Near San Antonio Winery in Lincoln Heights

    Investigators are trying to determine what caused a Union Pacific freight train to derail in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles early Friday morning. The derailment occurred near the San Antonio Winery in the 700 block of South Lamar Street shortly after 4 a.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey stated. Five cars derailed in the incident, including two automotive transport train cars, Humphrey stated. Aerial video from Sky5 showed two of the freight train’s cars had come […]

  • A DC-10 makes a drop as the Anahiem Hills fire rages along 241 and Santiago Canyon Rd in Orange. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

    Damage From Canyon Fire 2 to Keep 241 Toll Road Closed Until Further Notice

    A section of the 241 Toll Road damaged as a result of the Canyon Fire 2 will keep the roadway, which connects Yorba Linda to Rancho Santa Margarita, closed until further notice, officials said. The toll road is closed in both directions between the 91 Freway and East Santiago Canyon Road/Chapman Avenue, The Toll Roads stated in an alert Wednesday. “As a result of the Canyon Fire 2, which broke out the morning of Monday, October 9, a section of […]

  • Police investigate a deadly shooting in Crenshaw on Oct. 12, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Argument Leads to Victim Being Fatally Shot in Back in South L.A. Neighborhood

    An argument in the Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles led to a fatal shooting early Thursday morning. Police received a call reporting a victim had been shot several times in the back near the intersection of Chesapeake Avenue and Rodeo Road about 3:45 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Guerrero said. The unidentified victim was transported to a local hospital, but was pronounced dead, Guerrero said. Witnesses told investigators the incident began as an argument, which ended in gunfire. […]

  • A DC-10 makes a drop as the Anahiem Hills fire rages along 241 and Santiago Canyon Rd in Orange. (Credit: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

    All Evacuation Orders Lifted as Containment Increases on Canyon Fire 2

    As officials continue to assess the damage caused by Canyon Fire 2, all residents were allowed to return to their homes Wednesday following increased containment of the 9,217-acre blaze. Crews had the fire 60 percent contained as of Wednesday evening and expect to have full containment by Saturday, fire officials stated in an incident update. The final remaining evacuation order for homes off Windes Drive in the city of Orange was lifted about 5 p.m. Several schools, including Anaheim Hills, Canyon […]

  • Danny Bunthung is seen in a photo provided by family members.

    Family ID’s 21-Year-Old Man Killed in Double Fatal Shooting at Long Beach Liquor Store

    A 21-year-old father was among two men killed in a quadruple shooting at a liquor store in Long Beach, a family member said Wednesday. Danny Bunthung had gone with a friend Tuesday night to a store in the 1600 block of East Anaheim Street to buy beer and cigarettes, the victim’s father told KTLA. Around 9:25 p.m., officers received a “shots fired” call in the area and found four men had been shot inside the liquor store, according to a […]

  • A home in Anaheim Hills, seen on Oct. 10, 2017 was damaged during the Canyon Fire 2. (Credit: KTLA)

    Canyon Fire 2: Most Evacuations Related to Blaze Lifted; Fire 40 Percent Contained

    A brush fire that destroyed several homes in the Anaheim Hills area Monday continued to grow overnight, prompting  officials to keep evacuation orders in place for thousands of Orange, Tustin and Anaheim residents for most of the day Tuesday. But by the evening, about 15,000 residents were allowed to return to their homes. The fire, dubbed Canyon Fire 2, has scorched about 8,000 acres and was 40 percent contained, authorities said Tuesday night. About 13 homes were destroyed and another 21 […]