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Arcadia Fire Blotter: Fatal Stabbing, Hazardous Materials False Alarm

Check here for incidents reported from Jan. 5-11.

The following information is from the Arcadia Fire Department regarding incidents reported from Jan. 5-11:

Sunday, January 5

At 10:29 a.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a burn injury in the 300 block of California Avenue. Fire crews arrived on scene and found a child who had spilled a hot drink and sustained a second degree burn. Paramedics assessed the patient and transported her to the nearest hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

Monday, January 6

At 1:58 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a fall victim in the 00 block of East Duarte Road. Fire crews arrived on scene and found a female patient who had fallen and injured herself in the locker room of the facility. During this response, fire personnel were notified of a second patient at the facility. A male patron had fainted in another locker room. A second paramedic unit was requested. Both patients were assessed, treated by paramedics, and transported to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

Tuesday, January 7

At 8:28 a.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a stabbing in the 900 block of Arcadia Avenue. Upon arrival fire personnel found Arcadia Police Officers performing CPR on a 30 year old female in full cardiac arrest with multiple stab wounds to her chest and back. Patient care was transferred to Fire/EMS personnel, who performed advanced life support measures on scene and transported the patient to Huntington Memorial Hospital. [Editor's note: The female victim died from her wounds.]

At 8:51 a.m., Engine 106 and Monrovia Squad 101 responded to a medical assist in the 900 block of Arcadia Avenue. Fire personnel treated an elderly male who experienced a syncopal episode while in police custody. The patient was provided with basic life support measures and transported via private ambulance to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment

Wednesday, January 8

At 3:56 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 1900 block of South Santa Anita Avenue. Fire crews arrived on scene to find one patient with a facial injury sustained when the patient ran into a backstop while playing on the playground. Paramedics assessed the patient, provided a cold pack to reduce swelling, and transported the patient to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

Thursday, January 9

At 10:26 a.m., Engine 107 and Burbank Fire Department Hazardous Materials Unit 12 responded to a suspected hazardous condition in the 00 block of East Foothill Boulevard. Fire crews arrived and made contact with employees at the scene, who informed them that a suspicious white powdery substance was found on the bathroom floor. Fire crews evacuated the building and police assisted in establishing a secure safe zone. Burbank Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team made entry and determined the substance to be baby powder. The scene was deemed safe and business resumed as usual.

Friday, January 10

At 11:41 a.m., Engine 105 and Rescue 105 responded to a medical assist in the 2600 block of Longley Way. Fire crews arrived on scene to find a female patient with a head injury. The patient had fallen but could not remember the event. The patient was placed in full cerebral spinal precautions and transported to the closest trauma center for further treatment and evaluation.

Saturday, January 11

At 10:46 a.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 1300 block of South Golden West Avenue. Fire crews arrived to find a 38 year old male with a laceration to the back of the head. The patient was combative and appeared to have suffered a seizure prior to the arrival of fire personnel. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene; including intravenous access, 12 lead electrocardiogram and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation. 

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