Across the Area

Smoke alarms were heroes

SMOKE ALARMS at a home in Westminster are credited with a role in containing a fire (OCFA photo).

Working smoke alarms are credited with helping to contain a fire that broke out in Westminster on Sunday.

According to the Orange County Fire Authority, a garage fire ignited at home in the 8900 block of Blackheath Circle (southwest of McFadden Avenue and Magnolia Street).

A “911” call was placed at 3:06 p.m. when residents smelled smoke and the smoke alarms were activated.

There were no injuries and the cause of the fire – which was confined to the garage – is under investigation.

7/11 Slurpee Day turns fatal

Shootings in Brea, La Habra and Santa Ana on Monday took the lives of at least two people and wounded others, all incidents taking place in 7-11 convenience stores.

July 11 is “7-11 Free Slurpee Day” when people throng the store for free Slurpee drinks. One clerk was fatally shot in Brea and another in Santa Ana.

Another shooting took place in Riverside where the victim is reported to be in “grave condition.”

Public help sought in finding suspect

SUSPECT in explosion in Anaheim (APD photo).

Anaheim police department detectives are asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in an explosion that resulted in injuries on Tuesday, July 5.

According to the APD, the incident occurred around 5:40 a.m. inside a home near the 8000 block go E. Far Canyon Way.

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect is asked to contact Detective Cavaness at (714) 765-1557 or .

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