Thu. Jun 13th, 2024

On Monday night in Santa Ana, OCFA firefighters responded swiftly to a reported single palm tree on fire.

The firefighters found more than was expected: multiple palms ablaze, causing significant embers cast in the windy night. The situation escalated with cars involved and a nearby hotel’s roof at risk.

Thanks to the tactical expertise and swift action of the firefighters, the hotel was saved, and the fires quelled.

The rapid response prevented a potentially larger incident. This serves as a reminder that even “routine” tree fires can turn severe, especially in strong winds.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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