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October 5, 2009
Newport Beach and Costa Mesa firefighters put out a fire Monday morning at a Newport Beach home that was under construction near the Santa Ana Country Club. There were no injuries; the damage is estimated at $70,000. Firefighters responded to the structure fire on Pegasus Street at 10:51 a.m. A fire that had started in the attic had spread throughout the room, authorities said. By the time firefighters arrived, smoke was billowing from the roof. They began an aggressive attack on the fire, and were able to extinguish it in 10 minutes, authorities said.
NEWS
June 19, 2002
Deepa Bharath NEWPORT BEACH -- An early morning fire Tuesday that originated in a trash can caused extensive damage to a Santiago Drive home, officials said. Firefighters received a call about 3:15 a.m. reporting smoke and flames coming from the roof of a home in the 2100 block of Santiago Drive, Newport Beach fire officials said. A neighbor from across the street reportedly made the 911 call. The homeowner, meanwhile, became alerted by a neighbor and was outside when the Fire Department arrived, officials said.
NEWS
August 12, 1999
Because of the publicity concerning our addition at 3007 Samoa Place, we feel it is important for the public to be aware of the true facts. We did everything possible to assure the plans showed every detail and complied with all zoning and building codes. The city has repeatedly admitted this. The permits were not issued in error. Relying on the permits, we tore down a large portion of our home and spent a year of hard work and many thousands of dollars to build our addition.
NEWS
June 8, 2000
Andrew Glazer COSTA MESA -- The city settled a yearlong dispute with a homeowner Wednesday over what makes an attic an attic. The city will pay Tracy Stevenson $260,000 to taper the roof on her Samoa Place home. The change should help clear up any attic/third-floor ambiguity because a flat roof, which Stevenson planned, makes an attic a third story, an assistant city attorney said. In 1998, Stevenson began adding a third story to her Mesa Verde home until city officials, saying homes there cannot have a three floors, ordered her to stop.
LOCAL
By Alicia Robinson | November 15, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH — A two-alarm fire at about 10 p.m. Tuesday torched a town house at 26 Wild Goose Court in Newport Beach and forced neighbors out of their homes for about an hour, authorities said. No one was hurt. The blaze near Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian was knocked down around 10:25 p.m., officials said. The fire started in a fireplace and shot up the chimney into the town house's attic, firefighters said. It was mostly contained to the one town house, damaging the roof and attic and leaving some smoke damage in a neighboring residence.
NEWS
December 18, 2003
Fire causes damage to home An attic fire caused $250,000 in damages to a Costa Mesa home on Tuesday afternoon and sent one dehydrated firefighter to the hospital, officials said Wednesday. Firefighters, responding to the call that came in at about 3:30 p.m. from the 2800 block of Serang Place, saw flames in the attic when they arrived. They were able to put out the fire by removing the metal roofing material and cooling the fire, officials said. There was only one resident inside the home, and he was able to run out, officials said.
NEWS
January 6, 2001
Danette Goulet COSTA MESA -- After more than 1 1/2 years of debates and a costly lawsuit, Mesa Verde resident Tracy Stevenson hopes to have new building permits for the renovations to her home within a week. "Plans are in the city's buildings division [of development services] and ready for issuance of new building permits any day now," said Don Lamm, deputy city manager and director of development services. "Once those are issued, the case is closed as far as the city is concerned."
NEWS
January 21, 2000
Andrew Glazer MESA VERDE -- The owner of a home on Samoa Place filed a lawsuit against the city Wednesday in an effort to lift restrictions preventing her from putting a roof on her home, her attorney said Thursday. "She had no choice but to sue them," said Jennifer Friend, attorney for homeowner Tracy Stevenson. "We allowed the city time to find out if they could make a deal with Tracy. But it was to no avail." At the crux of the issue is one simple question: Is the top portion of the Stevenson home an attic or a third story?
NEWS
January 29, 2004
BRIEFLY IN THE NEWS Home garage fire put out quickly A garage fire in a Costa Mesa home on Tuesday caused about $70,000 in damage, officials said. Firefighters saw smoke coming out of the garage and attic vents after receiving the call at about 11 p.m., officials said. The two residents who were home at the time left and did not suffer any injuries, Battalion Chief Christopher Riley said. The fire was put out in about 10 minutes, and it didn't spread to the home itself, he said.
NEWS
November 29, 2003
CINDY TRANE CHRISTESON "Your lives may not be what you would like them to be. You may not have all that you would like to have, but God will make sure you will have what you need to do His work." -- JOSEPH GIRZONE "Our sole purpose, our basic reason for existence, is to bring maximum glory to our God -- to magnify, exalt and elevate the Lord our God." -- CHARLES R. SWINDOLL God has a creative sense of humor and he often uses humorous situations to get my attention.
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NEWS
December 5, 2013
Newport Beach firefighters tore through the ceiling of a home near Coast Highway and Newport Center Drive to find out why smoke was wafting out of an attic Thursday. About 12:15 p.m., roughly 20 fire personnel responded to the 1200 block of Seadrift, where there were reports of smoke coming out of the eaves of a home. Firefighters saw light smoke and used thermal-imaging cameras to see unusually intense heat inside the attic, according to a Newport Beach Fire Department news release.
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LOCAL
October 5, 2009
Newport Beach and Costa Mesa firefighters put out a fire Monday morning at a Newport Beach home that was under construction near the Santa Ana Country Club. There were no injuries; the damage is estimated at $70,000. Firefighters responded to the structure fire on Pegasus Street at 10:51 a.m. A fire that had started in the attic had spread throughout the room, authorities said. By the time firefighters arrived, smoke was billowing from the roof. They began an aggressive attack on the fire, and were able to extinguish it in 10 minutes, authorities said.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | June 1, 2009
Authorities believe a fire that started underneath a 1976 Rolls Royce is responsible for a blaze that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and scorched two cars Monday in Newport Beach. Officials said just after 8 a.m. Monday a fire broke out in a Torrey Pines Road home in Newport Beach’s Big Canyon community. The first firefighters to arrive found a garage engulfed in flames and spreading to the house and a neighbor’s home, officials said. The homeowner had recently had some work done on the Rolls Royce, said Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer Schulz.
NEWS
July 28, 2008
Newport Beach firefighters were called to a town home near University Drive and Irvine Avenue on Monday afternoon after a neighbor reported seeing smoke coming from the attic. At about 4:50 p.m., 20 Newport Beach firefighters rushed to the home in west Newport Beach after a fire started in the attic when no one was home, fire officials said. Firefighters put out the flames within minutes and no one was injured, said Community Preparedness Coordinator Matt Brisbois. Officials estimate the fire caused about $20,000 in damage, most of it to the home’s attic.
LOCAL
By Alicia Robinson | November 15, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH — A two-alarm fire at about 10 p.m. Tuesday torched a town house at 26 Wild Goose Court in Newport Beach and forced neighbors out of their homes for about an hour, authorities said. No one was hurt. The blaze near Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian was knocked down around 10:25 p.m., officials said. The fire started in a fireplace and shot up the chimney into the town house's attic, firefighters said. It was mostly contained to the one town house, damaging the roof and attic and leaving some smoke damage in a neighboring residence.
NEWS
October 15, 2004
Tom Titus When Anne Frank chronicled the hardships she and her family endured while hiding from the Nazis in a cramped Amsterdam loft during World War II, she hardly could have known the effect her observances would have, and continue to have, on the world through the mediums of literature, cinema and theater. This Jewish Dutch girl, by her own admission a bit of a brat and a chatterbox, cast the horrors of the Holocaust in a personal perspective as she recorded how her family -- in vain, except for one member -- bonded with four strangers, living in near starvation to survive.
NEWS
January 29, 2004
BRIEFLY IN THE NEWS Home garage fire put out quickly A garage fire in a Costa Mesa home on Tuesday caused about $70,000 in damage, officials said. Firefighters saw smoke coming out of the garage and attic vents after receiving the call at about 11 p.m., officials said. The two residents who were home at the time left and did not suffer any injuries, Battalion Chief Christopher Riley said. The fire was put out in about 10 minutes, and it didn't spread to the home itself, he said.
NEWS
December 18, 2003
Fire causes damage to home An attic fire caused $250,000 in damages to a Costa Mesa home on Tuesday afternoon and sent one dehydrated firefighter to the hospital, officials said Wednesday. Firefighters, responding to the call that came in at about 3:30 p.m. from the 2800 block of Serang Place, saw flames in the attic when they arrived. They were able to put out the fire by removing the metal roofing material and cooling the fire, officials said. There was only one resident inside the home, and he was able to run out, officials said.
NEWS
November 29, 2003
CINDY TRANE CHRISTESON "Your lives may not be what you would like them to be. You may not have all that you would like to have, but God will make sure you will have what you need to do His work." -- JOSEPH GIRZONE "Our sole purpose, our basic reason for existence, is to bring maximum glory to our God -- to magnify, exalt and elevate the Lord our God." -- CHARLES R. SWINDOLL God has a creative sense of humor and he often uses humorous situations to get my attention.
NEWS
June 19, 2002
Deepa Bharath NEWPORT BEACH -- An early morning fire Tuesday that originated in a trash can caused extensive damage to a Santiago Drive home, officials said. Firefighters received a call about 3:15 a.m. reporting smoke and flames coming from the roof of a home in the 2100 block of Santiago Drive, Newport Beach fire officials said. A neighbor from across the street reportedly made the 911 call. The homeowner, meanwhile, became alerted by a neighbor and was outside when the Fire Department arrived, officials said.
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