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FIRE DESTROYS HISTORIC WWII BLIMP HANGAR IN TUSTIN

An early morning fire tore through one of the two historic World War 2 blimp hangars in Tustin overnight. The fire was reported at 12:53 a.m. and was quickly upgraded to 3 alarms by the first arriving Orange County Fire Authority units. The cause of the fire has yet to …

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WESTERN SNOWPACK IS HIGHEST IN 40 YEARS

The recently measured snowpack levels in the Sierras and the Upper Colorado River Basin are nearly 200% of their historical averages for this time of year in some spots. While this level of snowpack will no doubt help ease the drought conditions in the west, it will not solve the …

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MAN AND DOG ESCAPE EARLY MORNING FIRE

An elderly man and his dog narrowly escaped a fire in their mobile home early Wednesday morning. The fire was reported to the Orange County Fire Authority at 1:29 am at 13061 Fairview Street in Garden Grove. Before the fire department arrived, a Garden Grove Police Officer and a bystander …

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN GARDEN GROVE FIRE

The Orange County Fire Authority responded to a fire in a vacant building at 13551 Harbor Blvd. shortly after midnight Tuesday morning. This was at least the 4th fire in this building in recent months and is believed to have been started by a homeless person. Flames were already shooting …

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3 FROM O.C. KILLED IN ARIZONA CRASH

Three people believed to be from Orange County have been killed in an accident on Interstate 40 near Williams, Arizona, “the Gateway to the Grand Canyon”. Preliminary reports indicate their car was traveling westbound on Interstate 40 when for unknown reasons it crossed the center divider and struck a big …

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WIND DRIVEN 4 ALARM FIRE AT FOAM FACTORY IN ORANGE

A huge wind driven fire tore through the yard of a foam factory at 2060 N. Batavia shortly after Midnight Wednesday morning. The 4 alarm fire lit up the night sky and was visible for miles. Firefighters from Orange, Anaheim, Fullerton, and the Orange County Fire Authority fought the fire …

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FIRE DESTROYS SANTA ANA CAR DEALERSHIP

A large fire destroyed a used car dealership at 420 S. Harbor Bl. in Santa Ana early Monday morning. The 2 alarm fire was reported shortly before 4 am. Firefighters from Fountain Valley assisted the Orange County Fire Authority in battling the fire. The main building of IM Auto Sales …

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SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER SLAMS INTO CHP UNIT AT SCENE OF WRONG WAY CRASH

2 California Highway Patrol officers barely escaped injury when a suspected drunk driver slammed into the back of their patrol car. Both Officers were on foot in lanes on the freeway and had to run to avoid being hit. The Officers were investigating a wrong way accident on the 55 …

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4 DEAD IN SANTIAGO CANYON MOTORCYCLE CRASH

The California Highway Patrol is confirming that 4 people have been killed in an accident involving at least 2 motorcycles. The C.H.P. reports that 2 men and 2 women were pronounced dead at the scene by Orange County Fire Authority Paramedics. The accident was reported at 4:30 p.m. on Santiago …

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MAN CRITICALLY INJURED IN GARDEN GROVE MOBILE HOME EXPLOSION

An explosion and fire in a mobile home at 13061 Fairview Street in Garden Grove left a man with life threatening burns around 6:20 p.m. April 30th. The man was transported by ambulance to nearby UCI Medical Center in Orange. He told Paramedics he had just started cooking dinner when …

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