Garden Grove

3 fires, winds, kept OCFA busy

CHARRED RVs in Garden Grove in the area of Chapman Avenue and Western Street (OCFA photos),

Three fires in the same area kept fighters busy Saturday morning and early afternoon in Garden Grove.
According to the Orange County Fire Authority, 80 firefighters responded to the blazes, one a fire in a recreational vehicle in the 7500 block of Chapman Avenue, near Western Avenue. Propane tanks were reported exploding, and RVs on fire.


One block away in the 12000 block of Western (near Chapman), another fire broke out. The efforts were complicated by high winds, the presence of high power lines and railroad tracks.

A third exterior pallet fire on Western was fought with aerial master streams and large hand lines, according to the OCFA.

Containment of the blazes took 56 minutes and causes of the fires are under investigation.

Assistance was provided by Garden Grove police, Orange County sheriff’s deputies, Anaheim Fire and Rescue, Orange City Fire Department and Huntington Beach police.


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