October 8, 2008
As part of National Fire Prevention Week, seven Huntington Beach fire stations will throw open their gates for an open house Saturday. Participating stations are all those but Station No. 2 at 16221 Gothard St., where a construction project is taking place. Visitors can tour the station, learn fire and disaster safety tips, look at fire engines, and take advantage of free refreshments, according to the Huntington Beach Fire Department. Open houses will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (714)
December 6, 2001
A Long Beach man was struck and killed in an intersection in Huntington Beach. Brad Lee Koehler, 47, of Long Beach, was killed Saturday when he was hit by a 2001 white Toyota Tundra pickup truck as he was crossing Beach Boulevard, just south of Talbert Avenue, at 7:17 p.m., said Huntington Beach Police Lt. Bill Peterson The exact cause is still under investigation, but it appears Koehler walked into traffic, and...
July 29, 2008
A magnitude-5.4 earthquake that rocked Southern California caused little or no damage in Huntington Beach, local authorities said. The Chino Hills-centered temblor occurred at 11:42 a.m., according to a preliminary earthquake report from the Caltech Seismic Net website. Authorities said few emergency calls came in as a result. The earthquake, originally estimated at 5.8, was felt in Huntington Beach, approximately 25 miles from the epicenter. The quake was 7.6 miles deep. No injuries or property damage was reported in Huntington Beach as of 12:15 p.m., according to Battalion Chief David McBride of the Huntington Beach Fire Department.
January 3, 2002
A woman was left homeless the day after Christmas when a fire destroyed her Huntington Beach condominium. The Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross provided victim Nancy Walters one night of lodging following the Dec. 26 fire. The organization also provided her with food vouchers until her insurance company began its coverage, said Lynn Howes, director of public affairs for the Orange County chapter. The fire started about 11 a.m. inside the single-unit condominium on Vista Roma Circle while Walters was walking her two dogs, Howes said.
May 2, 2002
An early morning fire Tuesday at Cal Arm Industries, a metal plating company in Huntington Beach sent out a ripple of alarm as firefighters feared a possible hazardous chemical leak. Hazardous Material teams were called out to a small fire on Container Drive, when Huntington Beach firefighters learned the company uses hazardous materials in its processes, said Bob Colhane, public information officer for the Huntington Beach Fire Department. Hazardous Materials teams from Huntington Beach and Santa Ana arrived and extinguished a small fire that had ignited when an empty solution vat overheated.
March 7, 2002
Bryce Alderton The Huntington Beach Fire Department continues its investigation into the cause of a fire that swept through a commercial office building in Huntington Beach over the weekend, said department officials. There were no injuries and there was no one inside the building in the 17200 block on Gothard Street when the fire started at 8 p.m. Saturday, said Martha Werth, a Fire Department spokeswoman. The blaze was kept to one unit of a multiple-unit building and crews were still extinguishing the remaining flames at 10:35 p.m., about an hour after they arrived, said Bob Culhane, the Fire Department's public information officer.
December 29, 2008
The Huntington Beach Fire Department has received $19,584 in competitive federal grant funding as part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The funds will be used to purchase emergency fire shelters for wildland firefighting that will meet federal mandates. This is the fourth time the department has obtained this type of grant funding. It has used the $197,532 raised to purchase firefighter protective outerwear, exercise equipment, and other wildland firefighting equipment.
September 24, 2008
Huntington Beach firefighters managed to stop a fire at the downtown building holding restaurants Duke’s and Savannah at the Beach, authorities said. At 6:39 p.m. Sept. 18, the Huntington Beach Fire Department, with help from other nearby departments, responded to calls of a fire at the restaurants next to the pier. Fire and heavy smoke were coming out of the ventilation system of the building shared by both restaurants, according to authorities. In total, 51 firefighters were on scene, and the fire was extinguished that evening, according to city staff.
May 24, 2010
The Huntington Beach Fire Department responded to three RVs on fire in a storage yard Sunday afternoon, officials said. Three fire engines and a truck responded to the call at 1:28 p.m. Sunday and found three large, diesel RVs on fire in the 19000 block of Gothard, said Battalion Chief Bob Brown. “It was ragin’” Brown said. The fire created a large, black plume of smoke that smelled like burning rubber in the area, witnesses said. The fire started in one RV and spread to the two parked next to it, Brown said.