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July 7, 2001
A fire captain was injured while battling a blaze in Irvine early Friday after the burned-out second floor collapsed, officials said. Bill Valdez, 47, a 25-year veteran, was treated at a local hospital for a shoulder injury, said Kirk Summers, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority. Two other firefighters were treated at the scene for heat exhaustion. The fire started at 1:19 a.m. in the two-story home on Weeping Wood, Summers said.
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July 7, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A fire captain was injured while battling a blaze in Irvine early Friday after the burned-out second floor collapsed, officials said. Bill Valdez, 47, a 25-year veteran, was treated at a local hospital for a shoulder injury, said Kirk Summers, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority. Two other firefighters were treated at the scene for heat exhaustion. The fire started about 1:19 a.m. Summers said.
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May 29, 2001
A fire destroyed a home in Anaheim Monday, authorities said. No one was injured in the blaze, which flared up at the house in the 5000 block of East Cavendish Lane about 3:45 p.m., fire officials said. By 4:30, the fire was out.
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May 28, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A candle started an apartment building fire Saturday that caused $250,000 in damage and left four people homeless. The fire started about 12:47 p.m. at 26222 Los Viveros. Firefighters extinguished it in 14 minutes, said Dennis Shell, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority. One person suffered a cut foot and was going to a hospital for stitches after being treated by paramedics. The fire damaged two units in the two-story building, and two other units were damaged by smoke, Shell said.
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May 27, 2001 | Times Staff Reports
A candle set a fire in a Mission Viejo apartment building Saturday, causing $250,000 in damage. The fire started about 12:47 p.m. at 26222 Los Viveros. Firefighters extinguished it in 14 minutes, said Dennis Shell, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority. One person suffered a cut foot and was going to a hospital for stitches after being treated by paramedics. Four people were displaced.
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May 15, 2001 | From Times staff reports
Firefighters called to a blaze Monday morning at a Buena Park restaurant rescued two large koi they found floundering in a few inches of water in a damaged tank. The fire at Thai Chinese Captain Cuisine in the 8500 block of Beach Boulevard started in the hostess area and caused $15,000 in damage. Firefighter Adam Quinones climbed onto a bench to reach into the tank and rescue the fish. They were "flopping around and slithered out of my hand a few times," Quinones said.
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May 5, 2001 | MAI TRAN
An early-morning fire damaged four apartments and five cars Friday at a Huntington Beach complex, authorities said. No one was injured in the blaze, which broke out about 3:20 a.m. in the carport of the Regency Palms Apartments, in the 6700 block of Warner Avenue, said Huntington Beach Fire Capt. Dan Madrigal. Flames damaged five parked cars. The cause of the fire and extent of damage were still being investigated, he said.
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April 30, 2001 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An undetermined amount of hazardous material seeped into Anaheim storm drains Sunday afternoon during a fire at a paint-stripping plant, city fire officials said. Firefighters were able to contain most of the material behind a temporary boom around the Orange County Stripping building at 1019 E. South St., near East Street, said Anaheim Fire Department spokeswoman Maria Sabol. The fire began about 1 p.m. It took 39 firefighters from nine units 26 minutes to control it, Sabol said.
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April 28, 2001 | SEEMA MEHTA
Good Samaritans saved a man's life by pulling the unconscious 33-year-old from a burning car, fire officials said Friday. The incident happened in Mission Viejo shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday, said Garry Layman of the Orange County Fire Authority. Firefighters and an ambulance crew were called to a traffic accident at Los Alisos Boulevard and Via Noveno in Mission Viejo, where a Ford Ranger mini-pickup had hit a tree, knocking the driver unconscious, Layman said.
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April 26, 2001 | JASON SONG
Two Boeing Co. employees were burned Wednesday and about 100 others evacuated at the company's Anaheim plant after a fuse box caught fire. The injured employees were working on the fuse box about 10:50 a.m. in an office building at the facility at 3311 La Palma Ave. when their equipment made contact with the fuses, causing a fire, said Anaheim Fire Department spokeswoman Maria Sabol. Sabol described the blaze as a "flash fire" and said it was out almost instantly.
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