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Tow truck hits Costa Mesa residence

June 04, 2012

A tow truck struck an apartment building Monday in Costa Mesa, authorities said.

No one was hurt, but a resident was displaced from the home in the 300 block of East 20th Street.

Firefighters responded to the scene after receiving an emergency call about 12:50 p.m., according to Battalion Chief Kevin Diamond.

While moving a car, the truck somehow got into gear, rolled and then hit the building, Diamond said.

Firefighters deployed three fire engines, one fire truck and the urban search & rescue team. Diamond said the team examined the building to ensure that no one inside was injured.

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The building incurred some structural damage, according to Diamond, and responders shored up the building so it would be safe to reenter.

Wood framing and a window sill appeared damaged, according to a photograph published by the Orange County Register.

— Lauren Williams

Twitter: @lawilliams30

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