Fires no longer the focus for Palo Alto Fire Department

Only 1.5 percent of the 2,118 calls for service the Palo Alto Fire Department received in the first quarter of the current fiscal year were for actual fires, according to a new report from the city’s top fire official.

The vast majority, about 62 percent, were for emergency medical service, Fire Chief Eric Nickel wrote in his inaugural quarterly performance report, which the council is set to receive Monday. –Read More

Woman ID’d in Carlsbad house fire

JG_housfire-fatal341454x001_r620x349A woman found dead Nov. 10 inside a burning home in Carlsbad has been identified by the county Medical Examiner’s Office.

Hanna Royzen, 56, was discovered by Carlsbad firefighters inside a house on Gaviota Circle near Gabacho Street about 7 a.m. Neighbors had called 911 to report smoke coming from the residence, according to the medical examiner’s report. –Read More

Orange Man Escapes Condo Fire By Jumping Out of 2nd Story Window; Suffers ‘Traumatic’ Injuries

A man was injured after jumping out of a second story Orange condominium window to escape a third-alarm fire that ripped through the building late Wednesday, according to the city’s Fire Department.

Sixty firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire in the 2100 block of North Orange Olive Road (map) shortly after 11:30 p.m. and found the second story of the Stonewood Condominium “well involved” in flames, according to the Orange City Department. –Read More

Yorba Linda family displaced after house fire

A family of five was displaced after a fire Sunday afternoon caused significant damage to the kitchen and attic of their Yorba Linda home, fire officials said.

Firefighters responded to the structure fire at 2:15 p.m. Sunday in the 5400 block of Shannon Drive and aggressively attacked the fire, putting it out in 35 minutes, said Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority. –Read More