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Fatal Traffic Accident

By Matthew Dobberpuhl | August 14, 2013

On Wednesday morning (August 14, 2013) at approximately 2:45am, Long Beach Fire Department resources responded to a traffic accident with a trapped victim at Pacific Coast Hwy east of Judson Ave.  The patient was declared deceased by LBFD Paramedics.  The Long Beach Police Department is handling the investigation.

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Vehicle into a House

By Matthew Dobberpuhl | August 14, 2013

Tuesday evening (August 13, 2013) at approximately 8pm, Long Beach Fire units responded to the 2600 block of E 7th St for a vehicle into a house.  The driver lost control of his SUV and veered across the sidewalk and into the front of a house.  The uninjured driver fled and was later apprehended about a block from the scene.   No one was in the home at the time of the accident.  The Fire Department's Urban Search and Rescue Unit was called to stabilize the house as a tow truck removed the vehicle.  A building inspector cleared the house and residents were allowed to return after the stabilization and board-up were completed.

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LBFD Brush Fire Near the Nature Center

By jiarviz | August 8, 2013

On Thursday, August 8, 2013 at approximately 11:30 AM, Long Beach Fire units responded to the south side of Willow, just west of the 605 Fwy for a brush fire located near the Nature Center. The fire burned in an approximately 4-5 acre open area. The prevailing winds were pushing the smoke towards the Nature Center. The Nature Center was contacted and staff and guests were evacuated as a precaution. The fire was quickly extinguished; firefighters were able to contain the fire to approximately 1/4 acre.

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Two apartment fires within minutes of each other

By Will Nash | April 11, 2013

Two separate apartment fires occurred in the Belmont Heights area on Tuesday evening, April 9th. At 9:13PM, Fire Department units responded to an apartment fire on the 1600 block of East 3rd St.. Units arriving on-scene found fire and heavy smoke coming from an upstairs apartment and were told that the upstairs tenant was trapped inside. Fire personnel made entry and began a search while extinguishing the fire. Fortunately, the tenant broke a window and exited the second level, falling to the alley below, suffering some cuts and abrasions. She was treated and transported to LB Community Hospital by Paramedics. Fire was confined to the initial apartment, and was started by food left on the stove. There was also an apartment fire across the street from St Anthony's Church.  At 9:23PM a second apartment fire was reported on the 600 block of Olive Ave. Fire units arrived on-scene and found fire and heavy smoke coming from a ground level apartment. They accessed the apartment and began extinguishment and a search for victims. The apartment tenant was seen in the area prior to the fire but was not in the apartment during the fire. The fire was extinguished and contained to the initial apartment. This fire is currently under investigation by the LBFD Investigations Unit. No one was injured at this incident.

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Injury Traffic Accident on Spring Street

By Will Nash | March 11, 2013



Today (3/11/13) at 16:50, Long Beach Fire Units were call to the 6400 block of Spring Street for a two car injury traffic accident.

An east bound Dodge Caravan and a west bound Ford Expedition collided. The Dodge carried an elderly couple and came to rest on its side. The upright Ford contained a single female driver in her 30's. The female driver was transported to Los Alamitos Hospital with back pain and other minor injuries. The couple in the Dodge required advanced extrication due to the position of the vehicle, extent of the damage, and the nature of their injuries. Both were transported to St. Mary's Trauma Center.


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