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Arcadia Fire Blotter: Car Crashes Into Building

Check here for incidents reported from Jan. 19-25.

A car crashes into a building in Arcadia on Las Tunas Drive on Jan. 21, 2014. (Photo courtesy Arcadia Fire Department)
A car crashes into a building in Arcadia on Las Tunas Drive on Jan. 21, 2014. (Photo courtesy Arcadia Fire Department)

The following is from the Arcadia Fire Department:

Sunday, January 19

 At 1:57 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 500 block of East Live Oak Avenue. Upon arrival, fire personnel evaluated a female patient who was suffering from an altered mental status, post seizure activity. The patient received advanced life support at the scene; including spinal immobilization, oxygen therapy, 12 lead cardiac monitoring, intravenous access, drug administration, and blood glucose monitoring. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital Emergency Department for further evaluation and treatment.

Monday, January 20

 At 8:21 p.m., Engine 105, Engine 106, Truck 105, Rescue Ambulance 106, and Battalion 105, along with units from Monrovia, Pasadena and Los Angeles County Fire Departments, responded to a reported appliance fire inside an apartment in the 1600 block of South Baldwin Avenue. Fire crews arrived to find a malfunctioning stovetop, creating sparks and smoke. Power and gas to the stove was shut off by fire crews and the building manager was advised to contact an appliance repair person.

Tuesday, January 21

 At 2:00 p.m., Engine 105, Rescue Ambulance 105, Truck 105, Rescue Ambulance 106, Engine 107, Battalion 105, and Rescue Ambulance 91 from San Marino Fire Department responded to a vehicle into a structure in the 00 block of Las Tunas Drive. Upon arrival, fire personnel found a single vehicle into a structure with major damage to the structure and four patients suffering from mild to moderate injuries. The patients received advanced life support at the scene; including full spinal immobilization, oxygen therapy, 12 lead cardiac monitoring, intravenous access, and wound care. The patients were transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital Emergency Department for further evaluation and treatment.

Wednesday, January 22

 At 5:01 p.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 400 block of South Baldwin Avenue. Fire crews arrived to find a 63 year old male suffering from chest pain and shortness of breath. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene; including intravenous access, 12 lead electrocardiogram, administration of cardiac medications, and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation.

Thursday, January 23

 At 5:15 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist at the intersection of Greenfield Avenue and East Live Oak Avenue. Upon arrival, fire personnel evaluated a female patient who was suffering from shortness of breath. The patient received advanced life support at the scene; including oxygen therapy, 12 lead cardiac monitoring, intravenous access, and drug therapy. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital Emergency Department for further evaluation and treatment.

Friday, January 24

 At 3:24 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical emergency in the 400 block of East Huntington Drive. Fire crews arrived on scene at a medical office and were met by a male patient suffering from chest pain. Paramedics performed advanced life support measures; including cardiac monitoring, oxygen saturation monitoring, and drug therapy. The patient was transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

Saturday, January 25

 At 7:45 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a traffic collision in the 100 block of Campus Drive. Fire crews arrived on scene and found one vehicle that had collided with a light pole. Paramedics assessed the driver for injuries, who refused treatment. Engine company personnel secured the scene with fire line tape until Public Works Services personnel could repair the broken light pole. 

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