Orange County Fire Authority

Type: Organization
Name: Orange County Fire Authority
First reported 8 mins ago - Updated 8 mins ago - 1 reports

Window washers stuck on platform outside high rise

IRVINE (CBSLA.com) - Fire crewsWednesday are attempting to rescue two windowwashers who were stuck outside the17th floor of a building in Irvine.The incident was reported at 9:30 a.m.at 4 Park Plaza, Orange County Fire Authority officials said.The workers, ... [Published KFMB-TV - 8 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

2 Window Washers Stuck Outside 16th Floor Of Orange County Building

IRVINE (CBSLA.com)  — Fire officials Wednesday were attempting to rescue two window washers who were stuck around the 16th floor outside a building in Irvine.The incident was reported at 9:30 a.m. at 4 Park Plaza, Orange County Fire Authority officials ... [Published CBS Los Angeles - 1 hour ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 2 reports

Recent Rash Of Drownings In Orange County Has Officials Concerned

GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA.com) —  The drowning of a 15-year-old male in Garden Grove Saturday was the latest in a series of tragedies involving water accidents in Orange County.The teen drowned during a pool party on Desmond Street near Magnolia. He was found ... [Published CBS Los Angeles - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Weekend Brings One Drowning After Another

It was a busy and heartbreaking weekend for rescue workers in Orange County.Orange County firefighters responded to five drowning calls this weekend alone, with three fatalities.That brings the total this year to 68 drownings, 30 of them fatal. The Orange ... [Published Newport Beach Patch - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Swimmer, 53, drowns in Irvine pool

A man drowned in a pool at his Irvine town home complex Friday, according to authorities.The unidentified 53-year-old man had been swimming alone in the communal pool at 301 Deerfield Ave., according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concia ... [Published Daily Pilot - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Mountain Cyclist Takes Bad Spill at Whiting Ranch

The fall knocked the man unconscious for a few minutes. A helmet likely saved the day.A 70-year-old mountain biker took a bad spill on a trail in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park today, prompting a reminder from firefighters of the importance of wearing ... [Published Mission Viejo Patch - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 2 reports

Heated pipe blamed for Irvine restaurant fire, evacuation

| 2:24 p.m.Diners and employees had to evacuate an Irvine restaurant Wednesday when a two-alarm fire tore through the ventilation system.A waiter at McCormick & Schmick's in the 2000 block of Main Street noticed smoke pouring from a vent and called 911 ... [Published Daily Pilot - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 5 reports

Vegetable garden barrier blamed in Silverado Canyon fire

The Silverado Canyon fire --which prompted the evacuation of dozens of residents as it grew to about 1,600 acres -- was started accidentally by metal sheeting used to protect a homeowner’s backyard vegetable garden, officials said Monday.The owner had ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 2 reports

Firefighters gain on Silverado Fire despite heat; Evacuations still in effect

Firefighters in Orange County made gains on the Silverado Fire, which forced evacuations in the area Friday. Despite triple-digit temperatures, officials say, they were able to hold the fire's spread and hack a containment line around some of the bla ... [Published SCPR - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 3 reports

Silverado Canyon Brush Fire 10 Percent Contained

Heat and dehydration are a major concern for firefighters today. On Friday, three firefighters were hospitalized with minor injuries.More than 1,000 firefighters have been sent to surround a heavy brush on the flanks on Silverado Canyon today, as the ... [Published Mission Viejo Patch - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 2 reports

Wildfire erupts in Southern California forest

We also have more stories about:(click the phrases to see a list)Subjects:Places:SANTA ANA, California — Flames chewed through brush in Southern California's Cleveland National Forest and sent up a huge column of smoke Friday, but authorities did not ... [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 3 reports

Deputies find arson suspect inside burning building in Dana Point

Orange County sheriff's officials said they caught a suspected arsonist in the act inside a burning building in Dana Point early Sunday.Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of breaking glass sounds and a suspicious person at the Dana Point Arts Plaza ... [Published Los Angeles Times - Sep 01 2014]

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"So they quickly came down from the roof," Concialdi said. "They were able to pull him out and call 911, but he was already deceased."
"They had fire blowing out the roof when they did that" Concialdi said
Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Rick Flores said the county "has been pretty lucky.... We've had little starts here and there, but we've put them out pretty quickly."
...in the third year of a drought, so fuels normally at this time of year are critical," Orange County Fire Authority Battalion Chief Mike Petro said. "We reached that state earlier than we normally would have because of that lack of rainfall."

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Window washers stuck on platform outside high rise [Published KFMB-TV - 8 mins ago]
2 Window Washers Stuck Outside 16th Floor Of Or... [Published CBS Los Angeles - 1 hour ago]
Recent Rash Of Drownings In Orange County Has O... [Published CBS Los Angeles - Sep 29 2014]
Weekend Brings One Drowning After Another [Published Newport Beach Patch - Sep 29 2014]
15-Year-Old Drowns at Pool Party [Published Fountain Valley Patch - Sep 29 2014]
Girl, 3, Nearly Drowns In Irvine Spa [Published CBS Los Angeles - Sep 28 2014]
Mountain Cyclist Takes Bad Spill at Whiting Ranch [Published Mission Viejo Patch - Sep 27 2014]
Swimmer, 53, drowns in Irvine pool [Published Daily Pilot - Sep 27 2014]
Heated pipe blamed for Irvine restaurant fire, ... [Published Daily Pilot - Sep 25 2014]
Northern California fires may offer a grim prev... [Published Los Angeles Times - Sep 25 2014]
Fire in vent forces evacuation of Irvine restau... [Published Daily Pilot - Sep 25 2014]
California firefighters face tough wildfire season [Published KABC Los Angeles - Sep 24 2014]
4 Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into Laguna Hil... [Published CBS Los Angeles - Sep 23 2014]
Car Crashes into Polly's Pies in Laguna Hills [Published Aliso Viejo Patch - Sep 23 2014]
Car crashes into Orange County pie shop; 4 injured [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Sep 22 2014]
Fire Authority Releases Photo of Vegetable Gard... [Published Mission Viejo Patch - Sep 22 2014]
Gville Fire helps out in Mendocino [Published Press Democrat - Sep 17 2014]
One Seriously Injured in Accident on Ortega Hig... [Published San Juan Capistrano Patch - Sep 17 2014]
Rodent Deterrent Believed to Have Sparked Wildfire [Published Pest Control Technology - Sep 16 2014]
Silverado Fire Is 91 Percent Contained; Some Ro... [Published KTLA - Sep 16 2014]
California: Metallic Fence Blamed in Wildfire [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 16 2014]
California firefighters work to contain trio of... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Sep 16 2014]
Vegetable garden barrier blamed in Silverado Ca... [Published Los Angeles Times - Sep 16 2014]
Vegetable Gardener Accidentally Started Silvera... [Published Rancho Santa Margarita Patch - Sep 15 2014]
Silverado Fire: 80 percent contained, evacuatio... [Published SCPR - Sep 15 2014]
Silverado Fire Is 80 Percent Contained After Bu... [Published KTLA - Sep 15 2014]
Silverado Fire 50 percent contained, 968 acres ... [Published Press-Telegram - Sep 15 2014]
Triple-Digit Temperatures Make Fighting Silvera... [Published CBS Los Angeles - Sep 15 2014]
Rugged terrain, heat deter fire-fighting effort [Published Durango Herald - Sep 15 2014]
News of the Day From Across the Nation, Septemb... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 15 2014]
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