Across the Area

Firefighters knock down home blaze

FIREFIGHTERS in action Friday morning battling a fire on Plymouth Lane in Huntington Beach (HBFD photo).

Firefighters battled a fire at a home in Huntington Beach Friday morning. 
 According to the HBFD, the blaze was at 15942 Plymouth Lane, northeast of Edinger Avenue and Springdale Street, near Marina High School.

It was first reported at 7:59 a..m.

Arriving units saw smoke coming from attic vents at the rear of the structure. Firefighters knocked out the attic fire and searched for any extension.

There were no injuries and no loss to contents, according to the Huntington Beach Fire Department.

Eight arrested at San Clemente protest

A protest in San Clemente Thursday morning resulted in eight arrests on a variety of charges.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department – which provides police services to the city – the demonstration of about 200 people challenging  state “stay-at-home” regulations was orderly for most of the incident.

PROTEST in San Clemente (OCSD photo).

However, some of the protesters were arrested on trespassing charges after allegedly entering a city parking lot ringed by fencing put up by the city and refusing to leave after “multiple warnings.” One protester allegedly tried to dismantle the fencing, and others refused to leave after the gathering was declared “unlawful.”

Those arrested for trespassing were Adam Kiefer, 27, of Hesperia, Mary Lou Tanner, 40, of Aliso Viejo and Adam Wincek, 22, of San Clemente.

Arrested for failure to disperse were Kenneth Collins, 75, of San Clemente, Patricia Cabada, 42, of Orange and Kirk Heintz, 60, of San Juan Capistrano.

Arrested for inciting a riot, trespassing, destruction of city property and resisting arrest was Alan Hostetter, 55, of San Clemente. Hostetter is a former La Habra chief of police and a former Orange County deputy sheriff.

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