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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Woman found seriously injured outside burning car on O.C. toll road

    Woman found seriously injured outside burning car on O.C. toll road
    The Orange County Fire Authority said a 50-year-old woman was found seriously burned on an Aliso Viejo toll road Tuesday night outside of her smoldering car. The incident occurred about 8:40 p.m. on the San Joaquin Hills (73) toll road near the Glenwood...
  • Body of California air tanker pilot is transferred in solemn ceremony

    On a patch of dirt at the boundary of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, the body of the pilot who died when his air tanker crashed during the firefight the day before was transferred from the care of the park to his own agency. Geoffrey Craig Hunt --...
  • Two charged in fatal hit-and-run of pedestrian in wheelchair

    Two charged in fatal hit-and-run of pedestrian in wheelchair
    Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged the driver of a Cadillac SUV with fatally striking a man in a wheelchair last month in Pacoima and fleeing the scene. Tatiana Cacho, 24, of Pacoima was arrested after detectives received anonymous tips from...
  • Making scuba-diving a family sport

    Making scuba-diving a family sport
    Never mind the moray eel. I'm focused on rubbing the "lucky" porthole of a ship that sunk here in a hurricane nearly 150 years ago. Did I mention that I'm 60 feet underwater, diving mask on my face, breathing oxygen from a tank strapped to my back?...
  • West Hollywood water main break gushes 9,600 gallons of water per minute

    West Hollywood water main break gushes 9,600 gallons of water per minute
    A water main break on a 36-inch pipe in West Hollywood on Friday afternoon sent torrents of muddy water down Sunset Strip, prompting a series of street closures as crews respond to the mess. At its peak, the break was spewing 9,600 gallons of water...
  • Irvine man drowns in community pool; 28th drowning in O.C. this year

    A man drowned in a pool at his Irvine town home complex Friday, authorities said. It was the second drowning in Irvine this year and the 28th in Orange County, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi. The year's total could overtake last...
  • Sand collapse kills 9-year-old girl at Oregon beach

    A 9-year-old girl died after a sand pit dug by her family collapsed at an Oregon beach, police said. The young girl was playing in a 5-foot-deep pit on a beach in Lincoln City around 5:15 p.m. Friday when the sand became wet and collapsed on her....
  • Six dead after fire erupts in North Carolina mobile home

    A fire consumed a North Carolina mobile home and claimed six lives early Saturday morning, authorities said. Rescue crews responded to the blaze on Gibbs Road in Clinton, a town of about 9,000 in the eastern part of the state, around 1 a.m. Saturday,...
  • Crash involving Michigan parade vehicle leaves 1 dead, 9 injured

    An 80-year-old Michigan woman died and nine others were injured after a collision between a car and a parade vehicle roughly 60 miles outside Detroit, police said. Jeanette Rumptz of Metamora was driving on Turrill Road in Lapeer Township about 10 a.m....
  • Two killed, others injured in two-car accident in Sylmar

    Two people were killed and an unspecified number of others were injured Friday evening in a two-car collision in Sylmar. The incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the area of 14747 San Fernando Road, near Sunshine Canyon Road, police said. An arrest is...
  • Woman, 77, killed by car in North Hollywood

    A 77-year-old woman was hit and killed by a car Friday night in North Hollywood. The incident occurred about 6 p.m. at Kittridge Street and Irvine Avenue, police said. The investigation is ongoing, but no arrests are expected to be made, police said....