The fire was reported by a man who was on the first floor of the two-story apartment when he heard a “loud bang” upstairs. Continue reading
The Santa Ana warehouse of the Red Hill Construction company, located at 1431 E St Andrew Place., caught fire on Thursday morning after rags soaked in a wood-staining chemical spontaneously combusted overnight, according to the O.C. Register.
Thirty Orange County Fire Authority firefighters arrived at the scene at 7:11 a.m., and extinguished the fire. The fire caused $150K damage to the building and $200K damage to its contents. Continue reading
The Orange County Fire Authority Tweeted that they were able to knock down the fire with 27 firefighters, after the first alarm.
The fire apparently was caused by an electrical malfunction, according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz. Continue reading
A fire broke out this afternoon at the log cabin located at Santiago Park. The cabin was not occupied at the time. Santiago Park is located off of Memory Lane and Main St., just north of the 5 Freeway, in north Santa Ana. The Orange County Fire Authority has not yet reported about the fire on their Twitter feed or their Facebook page.
My son saw several fire trucks and police cars at the park and the fire was also reported on the Park Santiago Neighborhood Association’s Facebook page. They also reported that the fire was started by embers from a nearby bush/tree fire. Continue reading
SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
A explosion at the Exxon-Mobil refinery in Torrance has caused smoke and ash in surrounding areas. At this time the impacts are local.
In any area impacted by smoke: Everyone should avoid any vigorous outdoor or indoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors. Keep windows and doors closed or seek alternate shelter. Run your air conditioner if you have one. Keep the fresh air intake closed and the filter clean to prevent bringing additional smoke inside. Continue reading
An electrical fire in Santa Ana displaced 15 residents Sunday afternoon, fire officials said, according to the O.C. Register.
The fire started at 3:40 p.m. at a home in the 1300 block of South Halladay Street and was extinguished about 20 minutes later, according a watch commander with the Orange County Fire Authority.
What is really mind-blowing is that “Eleven adults and four children were displaced by the fire. A total of 12 requested assistance from the Red Cross but no injuries were reported.” Continue reading
A fire damaged a Santa Ana home Friday, sending an apparent personal medical marijuana operation up in smoke.The fire was reported at 11:40 a.m. in the 5000 block of Lindell Lane, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi, according to the OC Register.
When firefighters arrived, thick smoke and fire were coming from the home’s second story, he said. The fire caused heavy damage to the upstairs portion of the house and attic. The damages were estimated to be about $250,000 to the home’s contents and the structure, Concialdi said.
Who would burn a porta pottie at an elementary school? The OC Fire Authority also reported that it appeared that someone had tried to set metal playground equipment on fire, though only minor damage was evident. Continue reading
A marijuana growing operation was discovered early Sunday morning, at about 1:10 a.m., when a fire broke out at a business complex in Santa Ana, at the Warner/Fairview Business Park in the 2200 block of South Fairview Street, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said, according to the O.C. Register.
Three out of the nine businesses in the shopping center sustained heavy smoke and fire damage. The cause is under investigation, according to ABC News.
The O.C. Register also reported that: Continue reading
Crews from multiple fire departments knocked down a four-alarm blaze that erupted early Wednesday outside at a Santa Ana warehouse belonging to the La Rosa Company, located at the 2100 block of South Anne Street. Emergency personnel responded to the fire at about 1:15 a.m. after multiple callers reported the fire, which threatened at least four buildings, according to the KTLA.
The warehouse contained metal containers with corrosive materials, said Orange County Fire Authority spokesman Steve Concialdi. The structure did not burn, but chemicals stored outside the warehouse burned under an awning, fire officials said, according to NBC. Continue reading
An explosion, possibly involving a malfunctioning water heater, lifted the roof off the Valley High School gym, in Santa Ana, Tuesday morning and sent students scrambling for cover just before the start of classes, according to NBC News.
Four people were hospitalized as a precaution: Three people had hearing issues, and one person was transported due to anxiety. Three other people were treated at the scene for minor injuries, according to ABC News. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police & Fire present a BERT (Business Emergency Response Training) Survival and Training class on Tuesday March 12, 2013 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am.
Contact: Team Leader, Orange County Chapter of BERT International, Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org, 714-972-0200
Where: Centennial Park Joint Police Training Facility, at 3000 W. Edinger, in Santa Ana. Continue reading
TONY RACKAUCKAS, ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: August 9, 2011
Susan Kang Schroeder, Office: 714-347-8408, Cell: 714-292-2718
Chief of Staff Farrah Emami, Spokesperson, Office: 714-347-8405, Cell: 714-323-4486
Case # 09HF1875: MAN CONVICTED OF HATE CRIME ARSON FOR SETTING CHURCH PROPERTY ON FIRE AFTER BECOMING DISGRUNTLED WITH ITS TEACHINGS AGAINST MASTURBATION
SANTA ANA – A man has been convicted of committing hate crime arson by lighting three fires at an Irvine church and attempting to set the church on fire because he was disgruntled with the church’s teachings regarding masturbation. Izad Chavoshan, 32, Huntington Beach, pleaded guilty to the court to three felony counts of arson, one felony count of attempted arson, and a hate crime sentencing enhancement. The defendant has a prior strike conviction for criminal threats in 1998. Continue reading
Santa Ana High School grad Brenda Coronado and her family lost their home to a fire on July 22. Click here to read about that in the O.C. Register. Coronado and her three kids lost everything. They are having a fundraiser today and are asking for donations of clothes in particular.