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Two People Die During Las Vegas House Fire

Numerous calls to Fire 9-1-1 dispatchers that a house was on fire on Dulce Ave. A mailman who was delivering mail on the street noticed the smoke and asked neighbors to call fire department. One of the neighbors entered the home through the front door with a mask on, found the inside of the house full of thick black smoke. It was coming from the back bedroom,. He went back but could not get back far enough because of the thick smoke. He could see a person lying in a bed, but not moving. As he was leaving, he also saw a man slumped over on the living room couch not moving. Continue reading

Fresno Supermarket Fire Appears to be Arson

A fire broke out just after 4:00 p.m. at the Save Mart Supermarket at Bullard Avenue and Figarden Drive in Northwest Fresno.

The fire started on a shelf inside the store in their toy section.

The store was evacuated and closed for 4 hours.

Fire investigators are now looking for a teenager as a person of interest in the case.

Source: cbs47.

Fairfield house catches fire: Space heaterwb could be the cause

A space heater in the garage may have been the culprit in a fire Monday afternoon that destroyed a home in east Fairfield, fire investigators said. Firefighters responded to the 2800 block of Cascade Court after receiving a call at 2:30 p.m. from a resident who saw flames engulf the garage of a neighbor’s home. The fire then spread to the attic, according to a fire department spokeswoman.

A ladder truck allowed firefighters to combat the blaze as it raged through the attic. Continue reading

3 hospitalized after multivehicle crash

NEWPORT BEACH – Three people were sent to the hospital after a multivehicle crash on Von Karman Avenue and Campus Drive, according to fire authorities.

The Orange County Fire Authority and Newport firefighters were on scene after the crash was reported at 8:16 a.m. Newport Beach and Irvine police also responded.

Two were taken to Western Medical Center-Santa Ana and one was taken to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, according to Jennifer Schulz, a spokeswoman for the Newport Beach Fire Department. Continue reading

Oakland firefighters discover 400 pot plants

OAKLAND, CA (KGO) — An unexpected discovery was made on Tuesday in Oakland’s Chinatown. They found up to 400 marijuana plants with a street value of as much as $100,000 or more.

The plants were found in the back of a printing business by a city fire marshal who just happened to be doing a routine inspection in the neighborhood.

The pot was discovered right next door to an elementary school.

The printer, his wife, and her brother were all arrested. They claim to have permits to grow medical marijuana.

Source: abclocal

House fire kills one

A 67-year-old man died of smoke inhalation before firefighters could reach him after flames erupted in the resident’s Warren Street rental unit on Wednesday night.

Gary Finley was pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy performed Thursday revealed he died of asphyxiation, according Tim Biggs of the Contra Costa County Coroner’s office. Martinez Police Sgt. Detective Jon Sylvia stressed while police had ruled out foul play, the exact cause of the fire and Finley’s death is still under investigation and would not be known until a toxicology report completed. Continue reading

Sac Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Blaze

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Fire officials said they were able to extinguish a two-alarm fire in South Sacramento.

The fire started Friday evening in the Triple M Food and Meat market on the 5800 block of Stockton Boulevard.

Capt. Jim Doucette, with Sac City Fire, said the flames were knocked out quickly.

“They got here in about four minutes time,” said Doucette. “It took [firefighters] a while to get to the seat of the fire.”

Doucette said no injuries were reported and he said there is no word on what caused the blaze.

Story by kcra.com

Firefighters extinguish non-injury apartment fire in Pasadena

Firefighters doused an early morning blaze Tuesday at an apartment unit in the 900 block of North Los Robles Avenue.

No one was injured in the 2:23 a.m. fire at the one-story apartment, reported Battalion Chief Brett Gibson of the Pasadena Fire Department.

Arriving firefighters found smoke coming from the unit, and a team entered through the front door and conducted a search for occupants.

“Working together, 31 firefighters extinguished the fire at 2:45 a.m.,” Gibson reported.

The fire was contained to the single apartment unit.

Story by pasadenastarnews.com

Aerialist hospitalized after fall during holiday performance at Beverly Center

50651085An aerialist performing during a holiday show at the Beverly Center mall was injured and hospitalized after falling to the shopping center floor, authorities said today. One witness said the performer appeared to fall about 40 feet — from the third level of the shopping center to the first.

The 26-year-old woman slipped while she was hanging upside down from a solid metal hoop suspended from the ceiling during the finale of the show “Hunky Santa and the Candy Cane Girls,” said Ray Pierce, owner of Hollywood Aerial Arts, the firm putting on the performance.

She managed to turn herself right side up before falling into a video projection cube and injuring her wrist and pelvis. She was not wearing a harness, and there were no nets to break her fall, he said.

“She’s a total pro, for some reason she slipped in this one move,” Pierce said.

Los Angeles firefighters responded at 6:15 p.m. Saturday to a report of a woman having fallen at the shopping center in the 8500 block of Beverly Boulevard and transported her to a local hospital.

Susan Vance, marketing and sponsorship director for the mall, called the fall an “isolated incident.”

“She’s been evaluated and is doing well,” she said. “These are all world-class performers, they do this all the time. It was a human error, basically.” Continue reading