The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of December 11 – 17, 2022. The following is a breakdown of incident types recorded for this time period:
Sunday, December 11 At 9:34 a.m., Engine 106, Truck 105, Rescue Ambulance 106, and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a report of a major flooding in the 800 block of West Huntington Drive. Upon arrival, there was major flooding in the parking area of a housing complex. Fire personnel utilized multiple pumps to remove the water from the subterranean parking area. The property owners were advised to call a plumbing company to fix the water pumps and the clogged drains.
Monday, December 12 At 10:44 a.m., Engine 106 and Monrovia Engine 102 responded to a report of an outside fire at the corner of Clark Street and Durfee Avenue. Upon further investigation, fire crews found a material burning in an open field. The fire was extinguished with a hose line and a water extinguisher. Arcadia Police Department remained on scene to secure the area.
Tuesday, December 13 At 12:28 a.m., Truck 105 responded to a report of victims trapped inside an elevator in the 100 block of East Duarte Road. Upon arrival, fire personnel found a stalled elevator car with three occupants inside. Fire personnel gained access to the elevator control room and manually lowered the elevator car. Fire personnel were able to extricate the occupants from the elevator by using specialized tools without injury. All three occupants required no medical assistance and were released on scene. The elevator car was placed out-of-service and the property management company was contacted for repair. Wednesday, December 14 At 12:56 a.m., Engine 105, Engine 102, Truck 105, Squad 101, Rescue Ambulance 105, and Battalion 105 responded to a reported appliance fire. Upon arrival, fire personnel found an active oven fire inside the structure. The fire was contained to the oven without extension into the structure. Fire personnel extinguished the fire inside the oven and utilized positive pressure ventilation (PPV) to clear the structure of smoke. Fire personnel removed the oven from the wall and used a thermal-imaging camera to detect any elevated heat signatures. There were no significant heat signatures found in the surrounding walls or cabinetry. Fire personnel assisted with disconnecting power to the oven and the gas line supplying the oven. All occupants inside the structure were able to evacuate without injury.
Thursday, December 15 At 6:25 p.m., Engine 106, Engine 105, Truck 105, Truck 32, Rescue Ambulance 106, Los Angeles County Engine 47, and Battalion 105 responded to a reported house fire in the 200 block of Cabrillo Road. Upon arrival, fire crews observed light smoke coming from the garage. After further investigation, fire crews found the source of the smoke to be electrical in nature. Fire crews made access to the electrical box in the wall by cutting into the drywall. After opening the wall, fire crews isolated the source and shut down power to the garage electrical. The homeowner was advised to follow up with an electrician to further diagnose the problem. Friday, December 16 At 11:44 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a report of a medical patient in the 100 block of Christina Street. Upon arrival, there was an 84-year-old patient with a complaint of nausea and vomiting with flu-like symptoms. Fire personnel performed a full medical evaluation which included intravenous access, blood pressure, and electrocardiogram. The patient was transported to USC Arcadia Hospital for further evaluation and treatment. Saturday, December 17 At 3:12 p.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a report of a two-car collision at the intersection of South Baldwin Avenue and West Longden Avenue. Upon arrival, there were two vehicles involved and one patient with a complaint of trauma to her neck and head. Fire personnel performed a full medical evaluation of the patient and transported her to USC Arcadia Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.