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FIRE ON SOUTHWEST 737 FORCES PASSENGERS TO EVACUATE AT JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT

A fire in the auxiliary power unit on a Southwest Airlines 737 about to depart John Wayne Airport around 7:30 p.m. filled the airplane cabin with smoke and forced Flight Attendants to deploy the emergency evacuation slides to evacuate the passengers. According to the Orange County Fire Authority, 4 of …

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GARDEN GROVE POLICE HELP ELDERLY MAN ESCAPE FROM BURNING HOME

Garden Grove Police were the first to arrive at 12301 Oertly Drive after receiving 911 calls reporting that the house was on fire and a man in his 90s was still inside. Officers helped the man from the front of the house onto the lawn where neighbors placed a chair …

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HELICOPTER CRASHES INTO NEWPORT BEACH HOME KILLING 3

A Robinson R44 helicopter carrying 4 people crashed into a home on Egret Court in Newport Beach shortly after it took off from nearby Orange County Airport. The first 911 call came in to Newport Beach Police at 1:51 p.m. and Firefighters were at the scene in under 4 minutes. …

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PLANE LANDS ON 55 FREEWAY IN COSTA MESA

The pilot of a 1971 Beech Bonanza airplane contacted FAA controllers at Orange County Airport and reported that he was having engine problems around 7:30 pm. Moments later the plane dropped off the radar screens at the Orange County Airport control tower. The pilot and dozens of motorists almost immediately …

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SUSPECTED DUI LANDS IN 2ND FLOOR OF SANTA ANA BUILDING

A suspected DUI driver and his passenger ended up in the second floor of a dental business at 319 E. 17th Street in Santa Ana after a high speed crash sent the car airborne. The car appears to have hit the center divider at high speed on 17th Street which …

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2 KILLED IN CRASH ON THE 405 IN COSTA MESA

2 people were killed and 2 were injured in a 4 car accident on the northbound 405 freeway at Harbor Blvd. in Costa Mesa around 8:40 p.m. Friday night. The California Highway Patrol received reports that one of the cars may have been speeding and driving recklessly before the crash. …

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WRONG WAY DRIVER KILLS 1 ON 5 FREEWAY IN SANTA ANA

UPDATE: The CHP now reports that the wrong way driver has 2 previous DUI convictions and was driving on a suspended license. Under California law it is likely he will be charged with murder due to his previous convictions. His immigration status is unknown. A pair of California Highway Patrol …

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FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE 2 ALARM FIRE IN SEAL BEACH HOME

Firefighters from the Orange County Fire Authority were assisted by Huntington Beach and Long Beach Fire Departments in fighting a fire in a 2 story home under construction in Seal Beach. Fire units were dispatched to the home at 1:02 a.m. and arrived at 207 2nd street to find the …

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DEPUTIES HELP STOP HOUSE FIRE IN HILLSIDE HOME

Orange County Sheriffs Deputies are being credited with helping stop a fire in the garage of a hillside home in Santa Ana Heights early Saturday morning. Deputies were first to arrive at the home after a resident called 911 to report that a generator in the garage had caught fire. …

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CHP MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT PERIOD CONTINUES THROUGH WEEKEND

If your plans include drinking alcohol this weekend, the California Highway Patrol wants to remind you not to drink and drive. The CHP will have extra Officers out patrolling the roadways looking for impaired drivers. Early Saturday morning 2 men were injured in a high speed crash on the northbound …

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