The fire began at about 4:30 a.m. It began the second and third floors. It was a two alarm fire with approximately 65 firefighters on scene. Continue reading
In case you are wondering what has been going on today on S. Grand Ave., it turns out that at approximately 2:20 a.m. this morning a car accident described as a “mass casualty incident” occurred at S. Grand and E. McFadden, according to the OC Fire Authority.
OCFA fire engine units were dispatched to the traffic collision. Upon arrival, the units found a 2-vehicle collision with 3 patients: 1 trapped. Continue reading
As we reported yesterday on our Facebook page, there was a fire at a commercial building on Alton that caused approximately $50k in damage, according to the OCFA.
OCFA fire investigators determined it was an accidental cause with no injuries to employees or the responding firefighters. Continue reading
Orange County firefighters conducted a daring rescue this morning of a worker who was stranded from a rope on the 7th floor of a 9 story building, according to the OCFA.
The firefighters were able to stage a rescue from the roof of the building. They lowered a firefighter down to the dangling worker and then lowered him safely to the ground below. Continue reading
Crime in Santa Ana reached a new low on Tuesday night as an unidentified 43-year-old employee of a Santa Ana store sustained second-degree burns to his face, chest, an arm and a leg after a suspect threw acid at him in the store’s parking lot, according to the O.C. Register.
OCFA firefighters responded to the scene and hosed off the victim as he was standing next to his car at the 700 block of East Fourth St., after 9 p.m. This incident happened a few blocks east of the DTSA East End Promenade. Continue reading
The responding firefighters were able to knock down the blaze by 2:15 a.m. They then had to do a thorough search to confirm no homeless victims were inside the building. Continue reading
A car that crashed and burst into flames early Wednesday, Sept. 19, may have been in a street race, according to the O.C. Register.
Responding OCFA firefighters showed up at the scene at 12:20 a.m., at the 2060 block of South Ritchey. What they found was a white sedan that was completely engulfed in flames, according to the OCFA. Continue reading
The fire happened in the early morning hours of July 11. Rojas was burned over 60 percent of his body and was in critical condition with third degree burns. He also injured his respiratory system and had to be intubated immediately. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
ARRESTED: Gustavo Garcia (26) Homeless
CHARGES: PC 451(c) & (d) Arson – Felony
At a Public Safety Committee Meeting on July 10, 2018 residents of neighborhoods adjacent to Jack Fisher Park creekbed expressed concern regarding ongoing, reported fires in the area. Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) detectives working with Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) investigators were already monitoring these reported incidents to establish if there was an ongoing series. Following the meeting, SAPD and OCFA formulated an immediate action plan that included, 24/7 monitoring of the area by police personnel along with fire investigators. SAPD and OCFA also worked collaboratively with the Orange Police and Fire Departments, as two fire incidents were reported in their city and possibly related to this series. According to reports from OCFA, there were four fires that appeared to have been intentionally set in the Jack Fisher Park and Santiago Creek area on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Continue reading
An OCFA fire crew and SAPD police officers found a body inside a burning car parked on a driveway of a Santa Ana home at the 900 block of South Hickory Street at about 7:30 a.m. this Friday morning, July 13, according to the O.C. Register.
The firemen extinguished the car, which was burning in the driveway of a home. While firefighters were in the process of putting out the fire, they found a body inside the vehicle, according to ABC News. Continue reading
SAPD police officers responding to a report of a teen boy who had been injured by fireworks on the 4th of July were attacked by a group of thugs with bottle rockets late Wednesday night in Santa Ana, according to CBS News.
SAPD police officers responded to the scene which was an apartment building at the 700 block of South Lyon Street at about 11 p.m. when they were called to assist OCFA firefighters on a call regarding a 17-year-old boy who had been hurt when an explosive device blew up in his hand, according to the SAPD. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Decedent- John Doe
On Saturday 03/17/18 at 0240 hours, officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision at 600 W. Santa Clara Ave.
Based on the investigation, a silver Toyota Camry was traveling eastbound on Santa Clara Av. from Heliotrope Av. when the driver veered off the roadway and struck a tree located on the south side of the street. Continue reading