Just before 5:30 tonight OCFA firefighting crews in Santa Ana extinguished a fence fire before it could catch a detached classroom at a school on fire.
Why do you suppose a fence would catch fire?
Two adults and one child were displaced after an attic fire damaged their home at the 2000 block of S. Sycamore St., in Santa Ana, this morning. The fire was reported at 7:49 a.m.
It took firefighters approximately 15 minutes to get the fire knocked down. No injuries reported and the cause is under investigation.
The fire took place about a block west of Main St. near the South Main Business District.
Just after 9 p.m. last night OCFA firefighters arrived to find 12 cypress trees on fire at a mobile home park at the 1500 block of N. Newhope St., in Santa Ana.
Four residents were displaced due to damage their home sustained, however multiple homes were spared damage due to a quick knock down of the fire. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. The SAPD assisted at the scene.
You may have seen column of black smoke this afternoon near Downtown Santa Ana. The OCFA has reported that there was a fire at a residential duplex at the 1000 block of W 2nd St before 12:50 pm. The fire took place right next to Angels Community Park.
The fire started outside and extended towards surrounding homes. The firefighters stopped the forward spread before it did extensive damage to each home involved.
13 children and 19 adults were displaced by the fire as four homes were damaged. Sadly, one dog did not survive.
Fire investigators are on the scene. There is no cause determined yet. No injuries reported. Assistance provided by
the SAPD and So. Cal. Red Cross, which provided three SAVE cards with monetary value to assist the displaced residents.
Guests awoke to firefighters attacking a fire at a motel in the 1500 blk of E. 1st street in Santa Ana at approx 7:15 a.m.
The firefighters knocked it down in just 9 min while guests tried to get back into rooms to grab belongings. The quick stop protected the guests and the rest of the motel.
The firefighters laid in over 600 feet of hose from the street while battling the blaze.
The OCFA was assisted by the Orange Fire Department and the SAPD.
A two alarm commercial structure fire broke out in Santa Ana at 1441 E. 17th St. last night at 11:30 p.m.
The structure that burned has been vacant for some time. The neighbors have often complained about homeless people hanging out at that building.
Approximately 60 firefighters fought heavy fire upon arrival and maximized the hydrants to supply the multiple ladder pipes and large hand lines.
They were engaged in a defensive attack on the blaze. Initial crews had spotted fire coming through the roof.
The OCFA was assisted by firefighters from the Orange Fire Department and the SAPD.
OCFA fire investigators continue their detailed work. They were using drones to assist in finding hot spots.
The OCFA was also assisted by the Santa Ana Building Dept. and the Water Dept. for all their much appreciated assistance.
COSTA MESA, Calif. — Today, June 20, 2021, at about 6:17 a.m., a woman called from a hotel room at the 3100 block of Bristol Street and made a threat to harm herself and start a fire.
Shortly thereafter, officers arrived at the door to the hotel room the woman called from and could hear the smoke alarm sounding inside the room. The woman had barricaded the front door prior to police arrival. Officers were able to force entry to check her welfare and located the woman inside. There was thick smoke and flames inside the room and officers removed the female occupant from the room.
Other guests from neighboring rooms were evacuated as the Costa Mesa Fire and Rescue Department (CMFR) was dispatched to the scene. They put out the fire and a CMFR arson investigator was on scene; this information was shared via their Twitter account.
The woman was arrested for arson and a mental health evaluation is being conducted, hence her identity will not be disclosed.
This incident will be investigated and no further information will be released.
Initial OCFA firefighter crews handled the challenge of forcing through scissor gates they encountered once inside to knock down the fire in just over 20 min. – saving 5 additional suites in the mini mall from the fire.
They eventually declared a 2nd alarm for potential fire growth, but most of the adjacent units were released quickly due to quick, aggressive knockdown on the fire by initial units.
The OCFA was assisted by the Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach Fire Departments and the SAPD.
There were no injuries. Investigators were on the scene.
Fire occurred in the 13900 block of Tustin East Dr. at a carport early in the morning on April 19. Tustin PD responded to the area assist the OCFA firefighters.
Numerous vehicles in the detached carport structure were fully engulfed in flames. OCFA quickly extinguished the blaze and arson was not determined to be at play. The firefighters were able to knockdown the fire before it could extend into the nearby apartments.
Preventing exposures (in this case the apartment) from catching fire is a top priority on every fire. No injuries & cause is under investigation.
It took OCFA firefighters nine minutes to knock down a fully-involved garage fire in the 1300 block of S Cedar St. in the City of Santa Ana this evening.
The firefighters were able to prevent the spread into the house. Crews searched the home and ensured everyone was out. No injuries reported. The cause is under investigation.
The fire occurred in the Madison Park Neighborhood, near Madison Elementary.
Demolition had started this morning at that same structure.
The fire was knocked down and confined to the first floor of the abandoned building. Investigators are at the scene.
Approximately 55 firefighters were on scene finishing a search of the vast spaces inside. The OCFA reported no victims found at this time and no injuries reported.
The Orange Fire Department assisted at the scene as did the SAPD.
The SAPD has blocked Edgewood at N. Bush St. and is diverting cars entering the Park Santiago Neighborhood down Bush St. to Santa Clara. It appears that they blocked off N. Main St. and are diverting the traffic through the neighborhood.
OCFA firefighters responded to a residential fire in Santa Ana today at 11:42 a.m. at the 700 block of Susan St.
When the firefighters arrived on scene they found an exterior fire that had began to catch two roofs on fire.
They rapidly extinguished the fire preventing the fire from extending into either home.
There were no injuries and the cause remains under investigation.
The OCFA reported a 2 alarm commercial fire in Santa Ana this morning at an industrial strip center at the 2000 block of Yale, just south of Warner.
Initial crews reported heavy fire in the middle unit. They were attempting to hold the fire to one unit. Heavy overhaul in progress.
Approximately fifty plus firefighters were at the scene. The OCFA firefighters were assisted by firefighters from Fountain Valley and Costa Mesa.
Overhaul and investigation continues. No injuries reported at this time.
The fire that was reported shortly before 2 p.m. was extinguished and its spread was prevented.
The fire Crews also performed salvage operations to prevent damage to property nearby.
OCFA firefighters saved six dogs at a structure fire in Santa Ana at 12:41 a.m.
The fire broke out at a mobile home in the 200 block of Capri.
Unfortunately nine individuals have been displaced.
Aggressive firefighting also saved adjacent homes from being damaged.