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Fire Blotter: Unconscious Elderly Man in Running Car

The Arcadia Fire Department also dealt with a number of medical emergencies at the Breeders' Cup.

The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3. The following is a breakdown of incident types recorded for this time period:

Fires: 1
EMS/Rescues: 70
Hazardous Materials: 2
Public Service Assistance: 3
Good Intent Calls: 6
False Alarms: 12
Other: 2
Total Incident Count: 96

Collision With Injuries

At 5:26 p.m. on Oct. 28, Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of East Live Oak Avenue and South Santa Anita Avenue. Fire personnel evaluated a man with mild injuries. He was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

Elderly Man Unconscious in Running Vehicle

At 3:46 p.m. on Oct. 29, Engine 107 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Second Avenue. Fire crews evaluated an unconscious elderly man sitting in a running car in the left turn lane. After numerous attempts to rouse the driver, Arcadia police officers at broke a window and entered the vehicle. Paramedics determined the man had a diabetic reaction and transported him to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

Child Has Seizures

At 5:46 p.m. on Oct. 31, Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 200 block of San Antonio Road. Fire crews evaluated a young child who had experienced a seizure. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

Basil Thai Owner Burned in Kitchen Fire

The owner of Basil Thai Cooking suffered minor facial burns while attempting to extinguish a stove fire Friday. Arcadia Fire Department Battalion Chief Kevin Valentine said the man declined transport to a hospital.

The fire broke out at 11:31 a.m.

By the time units from the Arcadia and Monrovia fire departments arrived, the fire had spread from the hood and duct system above the stove to the roof of the multi-story building.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames and cleared the scene.

Valentine said grease built up in the duct system likely contributed to the fire's rapid spread. The restaurant will remained closed until the duct system is cleaned, he said.


Breeders' Cup Medical Assist Round-Up

At 7 a.m., the Arcadia Fire Department staffed additional units in preparation for the Breeders' Cup being held at Santa Anita Park. Arcadia Fire units responded to 13 requests for emergency medical services at the Breeders' Cup over the two-day event.

Reasons for those requests included: trips and falls, fainting, vertigo, chest pain, abdominal pain, head pain, seizure and general weakness. Eleven patients required paramedic transport to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

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