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Fire erupts at San Fernando Road wrecking yard

Personnel of Battalion 12 huddle to assess the cause and damage of the fire as an employee of the wrecking yard walks by. Photo by Alexander Camarillo/ El Boletín.

Los Angeles Fire Department crews from Batallion 12 responded to a fire at 9871 San Fernando Rd. shortly after 3:25PM  Monday, December 1 and found a vehicle on fire at an auto wrecking yard.  LAFD Battallion Chief Tim Kelly said a gas leak started the fire. It was contained 20 minutes after response time.

There was damage to the vehicle by the gas leak and minor damage to the adjacent portable trailer.

No injuries were reported.

Arson investigators are still determining the exact cause of the fire.


Here is a map of the altars at Pacoima’s Día De Los Muertos Festival

10608187_1548060595429405_4210106047716425249_oLive music, art exhibitions, as well as community alters honoring the
deceased. These are just some of the sights and sounds that can be
experienced at this weekend’s Dia De Los Muertos festival at Pacoima
City Hall.

As part of the festival, five local restaurants and some local businesses along Van Nuys blvd will be participating in an outdoor dining experience happening in simulation with the main events at City Hall. That means that instead of purchasing food at City Hall, the restaurants will be selling outside their location.  And you want to check it out: each of the seven sites will have calavera (skull) and altar displays set-up at their storefronts. All of which are handcrafted from artists from Pacoima and surrounding communities.

Here is map of where you can find the altars.

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View Pacoima Día de los Muertos Altar Map in a full screen map

Participating restaurants include, Antonio’s  Tacos & Kobob, Birriería Rosamaria, El Indio Restaurant, Lenchita’s, as well as Myke’s Café. Additionally, food vouchers for participating restaurants will be available to the general public at City Hall, along with a guide map of their locations, and other points of interests on the boulevard. The event hours are scheduled for 1 to 9pm on Saturday, in addition to 1 to 5pm on Sunday.

More information can be found on the Celebrate Pacoima at Dia De Los Muertos Festival Facebook page. Also by contacting the Pacoima District Office at 818-485-0600.