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Rock climber killed in Cleveland National Forest

A woman rock climbing in the Cleveland National Forest was killed when she fell about 200 feet from a waterfall, Orange County authorities said. Fire officials responded to an emergency call about 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the waterfall near the Blue Jay campground, which is just outside Caspers Wilderness...

Helicopter crashes into home in Newport Beach gated community

A helicopter with four passengers onboard crashed into a Newport Beach home Tuesday, according to police and John Wayne Airport officials. Newport Beach police, fire officials and the Orange County Fire Authority responded to the home on Shearwater Place just before 2:20 p.m., authorities said....

Car launches into the air and embeds itself into building's second floor, everyone ok!

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

On Sunday night, Orange County Fire Authority tweeted images of a car that hit a center divider and flew into the air before embedding itself in the second floor of a building. Amazingly, both people in the car only suffered "minor injuries." OCFA in Santa Ana with a vehicle that crashed into the second floor of a small Office building. Show More Summary

A Speeding Car Launches Off Median Crashing Into the Second Story of a California Dentist Office

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

OCFA on scene in SANTA ANA of a vehicle into a building. One person still trapped inside the vehicle. — OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) January 14, 2018 The Orange County Fire Authority in Santa Ana, California released a photos of a car that launches off of a median at high speeds causing it to crash...

Car Crashes into Second Floor

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Image credit: Orange County Fire Authority) A speeding car hit the median and launched into the second floor of a building in Santa Ana, California, early Sunday morning. The vehicle caught fire, and the driver was dangling out of it for a few minutes until police moved underneath to catch him. Show More Summary

Search dogs lead hunt for more victims of Montecito mudslide

The small white border collie with black spots ran up the side of what used to be a roof of a house at Olive Mill and Hot Springs roads with his handler, Capt. Davis Doty of the Orange County Fire Authority. “Kneel!” Doty yelled at Jester. He obeyed. For first responders searching through the mud...

Santa, a firetruck and thousands of twinkling lights mark Laguna Woods Village’s holiday celebration

Grandchildren shouted out with glee Saturday as Santa made his way to Clubhouse Two – not by sleigh, but atop a shiny red firetruck, courtesy of Orange County Fire Authority Station 22. Hundreds attended Laguna Woods Village’s second annual holiday celebration, which included Dickens carolers, a performance by local Girl Scout troops and holiday crafts […]

OCFA on scene at brush fire in San Clemente

The Orange County Fire Authority as of 1 p.m. had some 45 firefighters on scene to combat a brush fire in San Clemente, near Avenida Pico and Calle Del Cerro.

Destructive O.C. fire caused by ember from earlier wildfire

A wildfire that burned dozens of homes in Orange County last month was sparked by an ember from a fire that erupted days earlier in the area, authorities said Monday. The revelations come amid questions over how firefighters battled the Canyon 2 fire. Some critics have said fire officials did not...

Inmate who escaped during O.C. firefight found in Los Angeles motel

A prisoner who walked away from his inmate fire crew while fighting a blaze in Orange County last month was captured Halloween night in a Mission Hills motel, authorities said. Armando Castillo, 31, was part of an inmate crew fighting the Canyon 2 fire in Orange County on Oct. 15 when authorities...

O.C. fire board votes unanimously to approve independent review of Canyon Fire 2 response

The Board of Directors of the Orange County Fire Authority on Thursday voted unanimously to retain an independent panel to review concerns the agency was not properly prepared and slow to react in its early response to the Canyon Fire 2, which scorched 9,200 acres, forced thousands of evacuations and damaged or destroyed 78 homes and […]

O.C. Fire Authority chief defends agency's initial response to Canyon 2 fire

After nearly a week of criticism of his agency's response to the Canyon 2 fire, Orange County Fire Authority Interim Chief Patrick McIntosh announced Wednesday that he would ask his agency's board of directors to authorize an independent review of the authority's actions when the blaze broke out....

Mishaps, Napa blaze slowed early response to Canyon Fire 2

The critical early response to the Canyon Fire 2 this month was hobbled by a litany of mishaps, plus the loss of manpower to the Napa County blaze, fire officials said Wednesday. On the verge of tears, Orange County Fire Authority Interim Chief Patrick McIntosh said at a news conference Wednesday, Oct. 25 that he […]

Charges that O.C. agency botched response to destructive fire prompts changes, calls for probe

Amid questions over the Orange County Fire Authority's response time to the Canyon Fire 2, Anaheim officials announced Tuesday the city has changed its protocol for responding to mutual-aid blazes. Anaheim firefighters were first called about the brush fire -- which eventually charred 9,200 acres,...

Canyon Fire 2 began with call of burning bush, but response was low priority

The motorist who first reported the Canyon Fire 2 said Monday that he described the Oct. 9 incident as a fire, not as smoke. The distinction matters because Orange County Fire Authority officials confirmed Monday that the dispatcher’s first response was to send a single fire engine with lights and sirens off, a deployment known […]

Did firefighters mishandle Canyon Fire 2? An O.C. supervisor wants an investigation

Internal reports that the Orange County Fire Authority bungled its initial response to the Canyon Fire 2 are prompting Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson to ask colleagues for an independent investigation of the fire that burned 9,200 acres and destroyed or damaged nearly 60 homes.

Canyon 2 fire 100% contained, but authorities still searching for inmate firefighter who walked away

The wildfire that scorched thousands of acres in northeast Orange County was declared fully contained Tuesday morning, but authorities were still searching for a prisoner who walked away from an inmate firefighting crew that helped battle the blaze. The Canyon 2 fire burned more than 9,200 acres...

Four pedestrians and a driver are critically injured in Los Alamitos accident

Four pedestrians and a driver were critically injured Wednesday in an accident near a Chase Bank branch in Los Alamitos, an Orange County Fire Authority captain said. The woman in her 30s who was driving the vehicle struck the pedestrians about 2:10 p.m. at Ball Road and Bloomfield Street, according...

Full containment of week-old Canyon fire expected today

Fire authorities say they anticipate full containment Monday of the week-old Canyon fire in Corona. The Orange County Fire Authority announced on Twitter on Sunday morning that the fire, which had burned 2,662 acres and damaged six structures, was 95% contained. The fast-moving fire, driven by...

OCFA appoints former deputy chief, Huntington Beach Fire leader as interim fire chief

The Orange County Fire Authority Board of Directors on Thursday night appointed Patrick McIntosh as the agency’s interim fire chief during the search for a new leader. McIntosh is making his return to OCFA, after leaving as a deputy chief in 2010 after 28 years to lead Huntington Beach’s fire department, which he did until […]

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