Three lanes are shut down for fire suppression activities.
More info to follow as this story develops.
The OCFA responded to a fire in Santa Ana just past 5 p.m. this evening at the 2500 block of S. Orange Ave, according to the OCFA Twitter page. The fire took place a couple blocks southwest of Monroe Elementary.
The fire happened at a one story dwelling with fire in the attic. The first arriving crews were able to knock the fire down in approximately 15 minutes while simultaneously ensuring no victims were in the building.
On 12/01/2019 at 5:30 AM, an unknown suspect intentionally lit a door on fire at a hotel located in the 100 block of East MacArthur Blvd. This unidentified suspect is a person of interest in this arson investigation.
Description: Male, Hispanic, 5’6”, medium build, eyeglasses, dark hooded sweatshirt and pants, dark/light colored shoes, light colored backpack.
Anyone with information identifying the suspect in this case is asked to contact Detective A. Castro at (714) 245-8345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proactive Illegal Fireworks Enforcement Totals as of JUNE 28, 2019, from the SAPD:
Everyone is strongly encouraged to only use safe and sane fireworks. Santa Ana PD will continue to enforce the law and issue citations for illegal fireworks.
You can anonymously report possession/use of illegal fireworks by calling(714) 245-8771
Alas poor Mike Gonzalez. Not only did he lose his Santa Ana City Council race on Nov. 6, he also got bad news early on Friday morning as his restaurant/nightclub El Mexicanisimo caught fire.
A total of 65 firefighters showed up at the scene, at around 3:15 a.m., to fight what turned out to be a wind-driven fire that started on the roof of the facility, according to the OCFA.
The fire was knocked down quickly but the nightclub is a complete mess. 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→
Over 90 OCFA firefighters have been battling a five alarm fire that started at about 9:40 p.m. at a 2 story business complex fire, according to the OCFA. The fire is located at the 1500 block of East Edinger Ave. This is a few blocks south of Century High School, near S. Grand Ave.
In their last Twitter update the OCFA said that the fire attack was progressing well and they were attempting to keep the fire contained to the building of origin. Continue reading→
City of Santa Ana
The number one westbound lane over the First Street Bridge is reopened after yesterday’s fire which resulted in all three westbound lanes being closed. Continue reading→
SAPD police investigators are looking for suspects in two reported vehicle fires in Santa Ana, according to the O.C. Register.
The first incident happened this Thursday at around 10:25 p.m. when a man reported that his 2017 Lexus, which he had parked at the 1800 block of West Pendleton Avenue (just East of Adams Park) had caught fire, according to the SAPD. Continue reading→
City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA – Join the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), the American Red Cross, the City of Santa Ana, and community volunteers as we install free smoke alarms and provide residents with fire safety information. Teens at least 14 years of age are welcome with parent/guardian permission. Continue reading→
Several cats and dogs were killed by the fire and five people were hurt, including one victim with critical injuries.
The firefighters were able to extinguish the fire by 12:23 a.m., according to the OCFA. Continue reading→
A witness that was sitting in his car across from the parking structure heard an explosion and then saw two vehicles on fire. There was a big emergency response team on site including the SAPD, the OC Sheriff and the OCFA. An ambulance showed up as well but left the scene. Continue reading→
A fellow who looks exactly like Santa Ana City Councilman Roman Reyna illegally parked his silver BMW, license plate #6PQT919, in the fire lane and within 15 feet of a fire hydrant directly in front of Godinez High School, on Sep. 28.
Reyna, who is up for reelection this year, previously served on the SAUSD School Board – and he once worked for the Santa Ana Parks and Recreation Agency. So one would hope that he knows better than to endanger the lives of Santa Ana’s students by parking in fire lanes and blocking fire hydrants in front of our schools. Continue reading→
The fire reportedly began in a second floor apartment. It was knocked down in about 15 minutes and did not spread to the rest of the building, according to the OCFA. Continue reading→
Erika Rubi Hernandez Valeriano, a 41-year-old transient woman, pleaded not guilty today to two charges of arson, after she allegedly set fires in two stores while she stole shopping carts loaded with goods, according to the O.C. Register.
The first arson/shoplifting crime happened on Oct. 4, 2015 at the Santa Ana Walmart that is located at 3600 W. McFadden Ave. and the second crime happened on May 30 at the El Super Market located at 2445 S. Bristol St., according to the OCFA. Continue reading→