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Fire Department Weekly Report - June 16 - 22, 2024

The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week

of June 16 - 22, 2024. The following is a breakdown of incident types recorded for this


Sunday, June 16

At 10:43 a.m., Engine 105, Engine 106, Engine 107, Truck 105, Truck 101, Rescue

Ambulance 106, and Battalion 105 responded to the 300 block of California Street for a

reported multi-family residence fire. Fire personnel arrived to find smoke on the second

and third floors of a condominium. Firefighters quickly made entry, completed a primary

search, and extinguished the fire that was contained inside of an oven. There was no

structural damage and no injuries occurred.

Monday, June 17

At 7:15 p.m., Truck 105 responded to the 100 block of West Foothill Boulevard for a

reported flooding. Fire personnel arrived to find a solo vehicle accident that sheared a fire

hydrant. Firefighters worked to shut down the water mains supplying the hydrant and

cleared debris to aid in re-opening the roadway.

Tuesday, June 18

At 11:48 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical incident

near the 100 block of North First Avenue. Upon arrival, Engine 105 and Rescue

Ambulance 106 found a 43-year-old patient with an altered level of consciousness. Fire

personnel performed a full medical evaluation of the patient suffering from an overdose.

Paramedic personnel quickly administered Narcan to reverse the effects of the overdose

and obtained an electrocardiogram (EKG), established intravenous access, and checked

the patient’s blood glucose level. Rescue Ambulance 106 transported the patient with

the assistance of Engine 105 personnel to USC Arcadia for further evaluation.

Wednesday, June 19

At 12:35 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical incident

near the 700 block of West Duarte Road. Upon arrival, Engine 105 and Rescue

Ambulance 105 found a 77-year-old patient with stroke symptoms. After performing a

series of stroke tests, Paramedic personnel identified that the patient was experiencing a

stroke. Fire personnel obtained a 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG), obtained a blood

glucose check, established intravenous access, and transported the patient to USC

Arcadia Hospital Stroke Center for further treatment.

Thursday, June 20

At 4:55 p.m., Engine 105 was dispatched to an animal rescue at the 500 block of East

Camino Real. Upon arrival, Fire personnel found a cat that was stuck in the engine

compartment of a vehicle. Fire personnel were able to remove plastic housing from

underneath the vehicle and extricate the cat from the vehicle. The cat was returned to its

owner with no injuries.

Friday, June 21

At 11:25 a.m., a still alarm occurred at the Arcadia Headquarters Fire Station 105. A

person walked into the lobby of Station 105 and reported that a ring was stuck on her left

ring finger. The Arcadia Fire Chief was given permission to cut the ring and a ring cutter

was utilized to remove the ring from the person’s finger. There were no injuries and the

person’s finger had good sensation and motor movement after the ring was removed.

Saturday, June 22

At 8:00 a.m., Engine 105 and Engine 106 responded to a report of an outside

encampment fire at the 400 block of East Santa Clara Street. Upon further investigation,

Fire personnel found a 50’ x 100’ vegetation fire that was burning from an encampment

towards the 210 freeway. The fire was extinguished with multiple hose lines and Fire

personnel utilized hand tools to mop-up the affected area. An Arcadia Fire Department

Investigator was dispatched to the scene to investigate the cause of the incident.


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