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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Balboa Peninsula fire causes $20k in damages

    Balboa Peninsula fire causes $20k in damages
    A pile of debris caused a house fire Monday in Newport Beach that stopped traffic and caused $20,000 worth in damages, authorities said. Firefighters responded to a call from a neighbor reporting a fire in the 200 block of East Balboa Boulevard about 2:...
  • Student hit in crosswalk remains in critical condition

    The Newport Harbor High School senior who was hit by a car driven by an allegedly intoxicated woman remained in critical condition Wednesday, school officials said. Crystal Morales, 17, was placed in a physician-induced coma at Western Medical Center in...
  • Newport firefighters grapple with fires, collisions

    Newport Beach firefighters responded to 20 emergency calls Sunday, including a multivehicle collision and residential fires. Firefighters went to a crash about 3:46 p.m. Sunday on Jamboree Road involving multiple vehicles, according to a news release...
  • Four-car crash in Costa Mesa causes injuries

    COSTA MESA — A four-car crash sent two people to the hospital Monday afternoon, police said. The crash near Orange Coast College happened about 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Fairview Road and Merrimac Way, said Costa Mesa Police Department Lt....
  • Firefighters injured in Big Canyon released from hospital

    Three Newport Beach firefighters injured while battling a fire in a decorative chimney facade have been released from the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. Firefighters responded to a fire in Big Canyon on Rue Deauville about 7:39 p.m. Monday, the...
  • Group talks traffic safety at Harbor

    NEWPORT BEACH — Following a crash that critically injured a teenager last week, school and city officials are working on traffic safety fixes at Newport Harbor High School. They plan to teach pedestrians and drivers to pay closer attention, herd...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Fire chief explains fire maps

    Newport Beach Fire Chief Scott Poster met with about 40 residents Wednesday evening, explaining the seemingly flip-flopping position that Corona del Mar has on state fire hazard maps. State law requires the Newport Beach City Council to adopt a Very High...
  • From the Boathouse: What happened to the Aegean?

    Ahoy! I want to welcome you to the first official weekend of summer, and the weather will be perfect for outdoor activities and, of course, boating. The sea conditions will be a small mixed set with 2-foot swells from the west and south, and a nice...
  • Driver suffers head injury during three-vehicle crash

    A three-vehicle crash in Costa Mesa sent one person to the hospital and delayed traffic Wednesday morning, according to police. Two vehicles collided in an intersection near the San Diego (405) Freeway and Harbor Boulevard. One of the cars hit a Toyota...
  • Newport-Mesa Unified students, parents speak out against DUIs

    The emotionally charged message delivered to several hundred students and parents at Corona del Mar High School's gymnasium Wednesday morning was clear: Accidents happen, but those involving drinking and driving are entirely preventable. Guest speaker...
  • Police: Driver causes three-car crash

    A man who appeared to be driving the wrong way on Newport Boulevard caused a three-car crash that sent him to the hospital, police said. The driver of a red Toyota Yaris was in the northbound lanes of Newport Boulevard heading south about 10:30 a.m....
  • Costa Mesa to keep its Fire Department

    Costa Mesa will keep its Fire Department instead of contracting out with county. Just before midnight Tuesday with a 5-0 vote — nearly six hours into its regular meeting — the City Council motioned to rescind the layoff notices issued to 78...