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June 8, 1986 | Mark I. Pinsky
A fire on the Disneyland back lot destroyed three parade floats and damaged others, most from the Magic Kingdom's "Fantasy on Parade" Christmas pageant, park officials said. A spokesman for the Anaheim Fire Department said the Friday blaze was caused by concentrated sunlight reflected from a cover of mirrored glass on the Wizard of Oz float onto the float's wooden deck. Two other floats, Queen of Hearts and the House of Pinocchio, were destroyed and six others damaged.
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February 19, 1988
A fire of unknown origin destroyed a plant for manufacturing golf carts Wednesday night, causing $400,000 in damage but no injuries, officials said. Anaheim Fire Department investigators were searching through the charred Karrior Manufacturing plant in the 1300 block of North Tustin Avenue to determine the cause of the blaze, department officials said Thursday. The fire was reported at 9:48 p.m. by an employee of California Auto Dealers Exchange across the street from the plant.
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January 9, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
More than 100 Anaheim teachers soon will have a new lesson for elementary school students: "Learn Not to Burn." The Magnolia School District instructors received training Thursday for a new Fire Department program aimed at teaching children the dangers of playing with matches and lighters. Children's fire play caused about $1 million in damage in Anaheim from 1993 to 1995, fire officials said. And many kids are unaware of what they should do to save themselves in case of fire.
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April 4, 1999 | MICHAEL LUO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bucket of chemical resin left in an oven caused an explosion and fire in an Anaheim factory Saturday morning, fire authorities said. A worker from Friday's shift at Pacific Transformer Corp. in the 5300 block of East Hunter Avenue apparently left the bucket in the oven overnight, said Robyn Butler, a spokeswoman for the Anaheim Fire Department. Employees who turned the oven on Saturday about 10:30 a.m. saw it explode, blowing the oven door 50 feet across the room.
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May 8, 1990 | DAVAN MAHARAJ
An early-morning fire swept through two units of a motel near Disneyland on Monday, causing $250,000 damage but no injuries, authorities said. Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze, which broke out shortly after 4 a.m. at the Saga Motel in the 1600 block of South Harbor Boulevard. Ron Hamric, a division chief for the Anaheim Fire Department, said an occupant of one of the razed units called 911 after smelling smoke in his room.
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November 9, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Stephen P. Magliocco, Vallejo's fire chief, has been chosen to head the Fullerton's Fire Department, city officials announced Wednesday. Magliocco, 46, of Anaheim, will begin his new job Dec. 11, with an annual salary of $97,000. The position came open two months ago when Fire Chief Marc Martin resigned to head the Santa Ana Fire Department.
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July 11, 2008 | Paloma Esquivel
A 34-year-old construction worker at the Platinum Triangle urban village was killed Thursday when a backhoe loader tipped over and struck him with its scoop, authorities said. The man, who was not identified, was standing on the ground under the machine in the 1500 block of Katella Avenue when its bucket struck him about 11 a.m., said Maria Sabol, a spokeswoman for the Anaheim Fire Department. He was part of a six-man crew putting stucco on a condominium project. The worker was taken to UCI Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Sabol said.
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January 30, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY and BILL BILLITER
Jeff Bowman, who has headed the Anaheim Fire Department since 1986, will soon begin a one-year term as president of the California Fire Chiefs Assn. The swearing-in ceremony will be during the group's annual statewide conference, set for Feb. 3-6 in Anaheim. Among speakers during the four-day conference will be Oklahoma City Fire Chief Gary Marrs, who will discuss how his department responded to the deadly terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building last April.
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February 10, 1987 | Nancy Wride \f7
About 100 gallons of highly diluted fertilizer solution spilled from the Larry Fricker Co. into a nearby storm drain Monday afternoon in what an Anaheim Fire Department official called "an illegal dumping." But Mark Younis, the Fire Department's hazardous materials specialist, said the substance--while "fairly toxic" in concentrated forms--posed no serious health threat because it was so watered down. There was no evacuation and no injuries were reported, he said. Younis said Paul L.
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February 7, 1998 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tabby Cato has literally climbed the ladder--of a firetruck that is--to become the first female captain in the Anaheim Fire Department. Officials presented Cato with her captain's badge during a ceremony Friday in which she received a standing ovation from her parents. "We're very proud. She's worked very hard," said Joyce Felts, who traveled from her home near Nashville to celebrate her daughter's promotion. "She made up her mind to do it--and she did it!"
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