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Firefighter Injured In Fire At Restaurant

The Kern County Fire Department said that about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, a call was received regarding a fire in the 300 block of Central Avenue at the La Fonda restaurant.

Crews said they saw smoke and flames coming from the roof of the building.

The owner arrived on scene as soon as he found out about the fire and he was shocked. “When I first got here last night it looked like a scene from a movie. There were firefighter trucks, people watching and smoke everywhere,” said restaurant owner Marcelino Zerangua. Continue reading Firefighter Injured In Fire At Restaurant

Fire causes $25,000 in damage to Franklin home; firefighter injured

A structure fire caused $25,000 in damage to a home in the 2800 block of Colton Court in the Franklin area, according to Merced County Cal-Fire.

One firefighter was hospitalized at Mercy Medical Center Merced with a minor injury, but more details were not available. Fire Captain Jeremy Rahn said the firefighter has been released from the hospital. Continue reading Fire causes $25,000 in damage to Franklin home; firefighter injured

Sacramento 2-alarm fire destroys home; 2 firefighters injured

SACRAMENTO, CA – A family of four has been displaced after a 2-alarm fire ripped through their home Sunday evening, injuring two firefighters, according to officials.

Sacramento City fire spokesman Capt. Jonathan Burgess said the fire broke out around 5 p.m. at the residence on the 4000 block of 39th Avenue. The blaze destroyed the home that the family was renting.

Two firefighters were treated for burns, one to his ear the other to his face. It was unclear how badly they were burned. Continue reading Sacramento 2-alarm fire destroys home; 2 firefighters injured

Firefighter gets injured in Target fire

A Redondo Beach firefighter was injured while battling a blaze that ignited in the back of the city’s Target store, sending scores of customers and employees out into the street and nearby parking lots Monday, Nov. 1.

The firefighter suffered a neck injury when a steel roll-up door fell on him, said Division Chief Rob Rappaport of the Redondo Beach Fire Department. The firefighter, whose name was not released, was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital for evaluation. He was in good condition, officials said. Continue reading Firefighter gets injured in Target fire

Firefighter injured as crews battle Riverside County brush fire

One firefighter was injured as crews gained ground Wednesday afternoon battling an 85-acre brush fire burning thick vegetation in Riverside County.

The fire, which broke out about 1:15 p.m. near La Cresta, was 40% contained as ground crews worked to douse hots spots in an area near Clinton Keith Road, the Riverside County Fire Department said.

The injured firefighter was taken to a hospital for minor heat-related injuries, the department said. Firefighters appeared to have stopped the advance of the blaze, which caused intermittent power outages in the area.

About 280 firefighters, along with six air tankers and two helicopters, were attacking the blaze. Officials said they were hoping to fully contain the fire by midnight.

— Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Firefighter near a firetruck as it pumps water during the Riverside County brush fire. Credit: Riverside County Fire Department

Firefighter Injured During Training Exercise

A firefighter was injured during a training exercise in Wilmington Saturday, a fire department spokesman said.

The incident occurred about 12:10 p.m. at 630 N. Quay Avenue.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said the man cut his lower leg while attempting to perform a vehicle extrication rescue — a technique firefighters use to save lives after major car crashes.

Source: cbs2

Thousand Palms fire injures firefighter

A fire broke out in the attic of a home in Thousand Palms and injured a firefighter, a fire captain said today.

The fire was reported at 9:55 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 73000 block of El Portal, said Riverside County Fire Department Capt. Lonny Olson.

The heavy smoke and fire conditions made the blaze difficult to contain but firefighters were able to knock it down by 11 p.m. Sunday, Olson said.

The house suffered significant damage, and one firefighter suffered a minor leg injury and was transported to a local hospital, he said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Source: mydesert

North Hollywood Man Critically Injured In Fire

A North Hollywood man critically injured in a fire was “fighting for his life” Saturday, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said.

Firefighters arrived to find a single-family home “well involved” in flames at 6548 Fulcher Ave.at 11:51 p.m. Friday, said LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey.

Authorities said the first engine company on scene scoured the neighborhood and found the burning home a quarter-mile from the reported location. Continue reading North Hollywood Man Critically Injured In Fire

Modesto firefighters still being treated

Modesto firefighter Jason Clevenger should be at the University of California Medical Center in Sacramento for five more days and is expected to undergo skins grafts today, Battalion Chief Dan Hinshaw said Sunday.

Hinshaw said some of Clevenger’s burns are more severe than officials first thought. Clevenger and engineer James Adams were burned in a house fire Jan. 1.

Hinshaw said Adams remains sedated and is being kept unconscious. He suffered third-degree burns on half of his body.

Clevenger suffered burns on about 10 percent of his body.

ost are second-degree but some are third-degree, Hinshaw said.

Clevenger was released from Doctors Medical Center on Wednesday and was transported to the UC Medical Center the same day.

He initially was expected to be there for a couple of days.

Story by modbee.com

Resident injured during Calderon Ave. fire

A household in the “Avalon at Creekside” apartment complex has been displaced following a one-alarm fire Friday morning that left the affected unit uninhabitable and injured one resident, the Fire Department reported.

At approximately 8:47 a.m. Friday, the Mountain View Fire Department responded to a 911 call to 151 Calderon Ave. that was placed by an apartment manager. Upon arriving, firefighters found smoke emitting from the front door of one of the units.

“Firefighters initiated an aggressive fire attack and were able to quickly extinguish the fire, preventing the fire from spreading to other units within the complex,” said department spokesperson Jamie Garrett in a press release. Continue reading Resident injured during Calderon Ave. fire