Fire blotter information provided by the Arcadia Police Department
Sunday August 11
At 8:20 p.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 400 block of South Baldwin Avenue. Fire crews evaluated a male patient who had experienced a seizure. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures; including intravenous access, electrocardiogram and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Monday, August 12
At 8:21 p.m., Engine 107 responded to the 100 block of West Sierra Madre Boulevard on an odor of natural gas outside. Engine 107 fire personnel encountered an odor of natural gas from the sidewalk area in front of the residence. The Southern California Gas Company was requested to respond to the scene. The Gas Company discovered the source of the leak and made the necessary repairs to natural gas service line.
Tuesday, August 13At 9:40 a.m., Engine 107, Engine 106, Pasadena Engine 37, Monrovia Truck 101, Truck 105, Rescue Ambulance 105 and Battalion 105 responded to an electrical fire in the 100 block of Ontare Road. Upon arrival. Fire crews encountered the resident who stated they heard an electrical popping sound coming from their appliances. Further investigation revealed no fire at the location.
Additional calls for service were dispatched concurrently in the northern portion of Arcadia. One of the incidents, which involved wires down in the 1300 block of North Santa Anita Avenue, was deemed the source of the electrical incidents. A loss of electrical power to several hundred homes in the area resulted from the downed power lines. Southern California Edison was notified and responded to the location. Power was fully restored to the neighborhood within several hours.
At 3:24 p.m., Engine 107 and Truck 105 responded to a report of persons trapped in an elevator in the 300 block of South First Avenue. Fire crews discovered nine people trapped inside a malfunctioning elevator. Battalion 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 were requested to respond to the location. Fire personnel made several non-invasive attempts to restore the elevator to normal function, but were unsuccessful. Ultimately, fire crews utilized the “Jaws of Life” to pry open the elevator door, then used a portable ladder to enter the elevator car from its roof and rescue the occupants. All nine victims were evaluated by paramedics and provided with fluids for rehydration. None of those rescued required further medical intervention.
Wednesday, August 14
At 8:02 p.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 800 block of North Volante Drive. Fire crews evaluated an altered male patient, who appeared to be suffering from a possible overdose. Bystanders claimed the patient had ingested mushrooms and was behaving strangely. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures; including intravenous access, 12 lead electrocardiogram, drug therapy and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Thursday, August 15
At 9:59 p.m., Engine 107 responded to a vehicle fire in the 1300 block of Oaklawn Road. Engine 107 arrived on scene to find a fire in the engine compartment of a vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence. Firefighters gained access to the engine compartment and utilized hand lines from the fire engine to extinguish the flames. The fire was contained to the vehicle with no threat to the residence. The cause of the fire was determined to be a mechanical failure.
Friday, August 16
At 1:05 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 00 block of East Live Oak Avenue. Fire crews evaluated an elderly female suffering from weakness and dizziness. Further assessment found the patient had low blood. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures; including intravenous access, 12 lead electrocardiogram, and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Saturday, August 17
At 5:09 p.m., Engine 107 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 1600 block of Highland Oaks Drive. Fire crews evaluated a male patient with a head laceration from a trip and fall. Paramedics assessed the patient, treated the wound, and transported the patient to the closest hospital for further treatment and evaluation.