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A family of three was displaced after a fire consumed the second floor of a two-story house in Huntington Beach on Monday morning, causing about $85,000 worth of damage, according to authorities. A total of 40 firefighters from Huntington Beach,...
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Several Huntington Beach firefighters were honored at an award ceremony Jan. 31 for a variety of actions including pulling people from burning buildings, saving a cat's life and controlling a trauma scene on a highway after a family vacation. The...
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A family of eight was awoken by fire alarms early Tuesday when the wall in their two story Fountain Valley home caught on fire and spread to their attic, according to Fountain Valley Battalion Chief Rory Calhoon. An emergency call came in at 1:47 a.m....
Huntington Beach firefighters were able to quickly contain a small fire that started Wednesday in the garage of a residence, authorities said. There were no injuries, and the fire was isolated to the garage in the 5700 block of Serene Drive, said...
Despite the loss of $1.4 million in redevelopment funds, Fountain Valley is once again balancing its budget and is expected to end the next fiscal year with a surplus and no layoffs or major cuts of services. The City Council on Tuesday passed a $36-...
After opting to keep its own Fire Department intact, the loss of redevelopment funds has led Fountain Valley to reconsider sharing fire services with neighboring Huntington Beach. The potential loss of up to $1.4 million in redevelopment funds from the...
I am responding to your Huntington Beach City Council fireworks debate article in last week's edition of the Independent ("Council ignites fireworks debate," Dec. 22). Our family has lived downtown on 14th Street for 11 years, and I am appalled that...
The Huntington Beach City Council voted Tuesday to lift the ban on the usage and sale of so-called "safe-and-sane fireworks" during the Fourth of July holiday for a trial period of two years, despite strong opposition from the police and fire chiefs and...
You can't say he didn't start things off with a bang. One of Mayor Don Hansen's first orders of business after being appointed last year was to try and lift the 24-year ban on state-approved fireworks in Huntington Beach. In December, Hansen outlined...
A Long Beach Fire Department captain was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to severely injuring a cyclist while driving intoxicated with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit. John David Hines, 39, of Huntington Beach must serve five...
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Despite strong opposition from both the fire and police chiefs, the Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to draft an ordinance that would lift the ban on the sale and usage of fireworks during the Fourth of July season. "I'm your fire chief and I'm...
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