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By Seth Amitin Valley Sun | September 17, 2009
A house caught fire in the 1100 block of Lavender Lane at 7 a.m. Sept. 8. No one was hurt in the fire. The homeowner, grandson and a baby-sitter were in the house at the time and escaped unharmed. ?The account from the victim was consistent with what I saw,? said Detective Sgt. Joe Guarino with the Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Office Arson Explosive Detail in the Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Office. ?There was some fire damage in the living room and the attic above the living room and smoke damage throughout the house.
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By Mary O’Keefe Valley Sun | September 6, 2007
Los Angeles County Fire engine 19 responded to a late night call at La Cañada Elementary School on Saturday. ?It looked like an intentional fire had been set in a trash can,? said Captain Tom Sullivan. The call came in around 11:30 p.m. and firefighters had the blaze quickly under control with minimal damage to the school. ?One of the temporary classrooms was burned on the outside, but no fire damage inside,? said Ivette Ellis, the school?s principal. ?Basically the fire didn?
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By Mary O'Keefe | June 15, 2006
Six fire stations responded Tuesday to a fire at an apartment complex in the 4400 block of Chevy Chase Drive in La Cañada. Los Angeles County Fire stations 11, 12, 19, 82 and 63 responded, assisted by Glendale Fire Department 29 to a fire that started in Ray Pessoni's apartment. Pessoni, 90, is the manager of the apartment complex. The fire is under investigation, however, according to Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Deputy Randy Forney, a reading lamp that tipped over onto a bed may be where the fire began.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | May 9, 2012
The La Cañada Flintridge Country Club filed a lawsuit Monday claiming the U.S. Forest Service caused nearly $50,000 in damage to its grounds while fighting the August 2009 Station fire. Firefighting helicopters responding to the blaze drained golf course ponds , damaging irrigation pumps, us ing thousands of gallons of water billed to the club and scatter ing sand, tree branches and other debris, according to club President Randy Dreyfuss. The club filed suit in federal court after the Forest Service denied a 2009 administrative claim in November, said club attorney Burton Mark Senkfor.
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By Geghard Arakelian and Jennifer Berry | January 19, 2006
Firefighters from Los Angeles County and Glendale fire departments fought an early-morning fire that burned a laundromat in the Ross Dress for Less strip mall Saturday. Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said firefighters got the call at 5:45 a.m. Jan. 14, and the business was in flames when they arrived shortly thereafter. They said the blaze began in the attic of a laundromat at 2141 Foothill Blvd. LACoFD officials said the cause was electrical. About 30 firefighters from LACoFD's Battalion 4 stations were assisted by Glendale station 29 in Montrose.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | August 18, 2010
A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Farmers Insurance Group of refusing to honor claims filed by policyholders whose homes were damaged by the Station fire. The plaintiffs, comprising more than 1,100 homeowners in the Station fire burn area, allege that the insurance company denied or minimized payouts on claims for damage stemming from fire, smoke, ash, soot and wind. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. Farmers Insurance spokesman Jerry Davies said the company's legal team was reviewing the lawsuit, but declined to comment further.
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joe.piasecki@latimes.com | January 10, 2011
While a portion of Angeles Crest Highway is expected to reopen today, loose rocks and other hillside debris could keep traffic off the stretch of roadway between La Cañada Flintridge and Angeles Forest Highway for as long as a month, Caltrans officials announced Monday. Caltrans plans to reopen the portion of Angeles Crest Highway that runs above Angeles Forest Highway to the Islip Saddle intersection with State Route 39, an area about 40 miles from the 210 Freeway in La Cañada Flintridge.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | May 9, 2012
The La Cañada Flintridge Country Club filed a lawsuit Monday claiming the U.S. Forest Service caused nearly $50,000 in damage to its grounds while fighting the August 2009 Station fire. Firefighting helicopters responding to the blaze drained golf course ponds , damaging irrigation pumps, us ing thousands of gallons of water billed to the club and scatter ing sand, tree branches and other debris, according to club President Randy Dreyfuss. The club filed suit in federal court after the Forest Service denied a 2009 administrative claim in November, said club attorney Burton Mark Senkfor.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | August 18, 2010
A lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Farmers Insurance Group of refusing to honor claims filed by policyholders whose homes were damaged by the Station fire. The plaintiffs, comprising more than 1,100 homeowners in the Station fire burn area, allege that the insurance company denied or minimized payouts on claims for damage stemming from fire, smoke, ash, soot and wind. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. Farmers Insurance spokesman Jerry Davies said the company's legal team was reviewing the lawsuit, but declined to comment further.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | August 17, 2010
A home in the 5000 block of Fallhaven Lane in La Cañada Flintridge was seriously damaged and a family cat was killed Tuesday after a fire broke out in a laundry room. Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a call of a house fire at about 3:40 a.m., said L.A. County Fire Capt. Adrian Murrieta. The fire, believed to have originated with the water heater, burned through the laundry room located at the rear of the house. It also scorched an adjoining room and the attic, and threatened the roof before being extinguished by firefighters shortly after 4 a.m., Murrieta said.
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By Seth Amitin Valley Sun | September 17, 2009
A house caught fire in the 1100 block of Lavender Lane at 7 a.m. Sept. 8. No one was hurt in the fire. The homeowner, grandson and a baby-sitter were in the house at the time and escaped unharmed. ?The account from the victim was consistent with what I saw,? said Detective Sgt. Joe Guarino with the Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Office Arson Explosive Detail in the Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Office. ?There was some fire damage in the living room and the attic above the living room and smoke damage throughout the house.
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By Mary O’Keefe Valley Sun | September 6, 2007
Los Angeles County Fire engine 19 responded to a late night call at La Cañada Elementary School on Saturday. ?It looked like an intentional fire had been set in a trash can,? said Captain Tom Sullivan. The call came in around 11:30 p.m. and firefighters had the blaze quickly under control with minimal damage to the school. ?One of the temporary classrooms was burned on the outside, but no fire damage inside,? said Ivette Ellis, the school?s principal. ?Basically the fire didn?
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By Geghard Arakelian and Jennifer Berry | January 19, 2006
Firefighters from Los Angeles County and Glendale fire departments fought an early-morning fire that burned a laundromat in the Ross Dress for Less strip mall Saturday. Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said firefighters got the call at 5:45 a.m. Jan. 14, and the business was in flames when they arrived shortly thereafter. They said the blaze began in the attic of a laundromat at 2141 Foothill Blvd. LACoFD officials said the cause was electrical. About 30 firefighters from LACoFD's Battalion 4 stations were assisted by Glendale station 29 in Montrose.
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