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  • In an emergency, could you help? Community volunteers get disaster-aid training

    In an emergency, could you help? Community volunteers get disaster-aid training
    Lifeguard Capt. Mike Halphide squirted shaving cream onto the gloved hands of about 10 volunteers.
  • Trailer fire spreads to Costa Mesa home

    About 30 firefighters doused a blaze that broke out in a trailer Tuesday and spread to a nearby home in the 2600 block of Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa. The flames started in the 30-foot travel trailer around 2:30 p.m., sending a column of smoke...

    Firefighters show off equipment, encourage fire prevention during open house

    Firefighters show off equipment, encourage fire prevention during open house
    Eleven-year-old Hector Garcia pulled back the handle on a fire hose and blasted water into the pavement. He said it was "a little heavy" but had no problem controlling the burst that was relatively small compared to the cannon Costa Mesa firefighters...

    Faulty propane tank suspected in residential fire

    Costa Mesa fire officials suspect that a malfunctioning propane tank caused a fire at a home on Gannet Drive on Tuesday evening. Firefighters were initially called to the 2700 block of Gannet Drive at 6:42 p.m. to put out a barbecue fire. When fire...

    Woman found dead after Costa Mesa house fire

    Woman found dead after Costa Mesa house fire
    A woman was found dead after a fire consumed her single-story home in Costa Mesa on Tuesday morning, fire officials and neighbors confirmed. Fire crews responded to reports of a fire at 1654 Oahu Place just after 6:30 a.m. Upon arrival, fire officials...