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By Joseph Serna | December 28, 2009
A Newport Beach home was heavily damaged Monday morning when an attic fire engulfed the home and caused the roof to collapse, authorities said. More than 30 firefighters rushed to a home in the 2900 block of Paper Lane, where flames were bursting through the roof and attic about 12:30 a.m., officials said. After first going in to try and extinguish the blaze, firefighters evacuated just before the roof collapsed, said department spokeswoman Jennifer Schulz. Initially, the family who lived in the home said one of their family members was missing and was inside.
June 8, 2004
BRIEFLY IN THE NEWS Fire causes damage to mobile home An attic fire in a mobile home in Newport Beach on Monday morning caused $40,000 worth of damage. Twenty-three firefighters from Newport Beach and the Orange County Fire Authority responded to the blaze at the Bayside Villas, which occurred around 11:40 a.m. The fire, which was mostly confined within the attic area over the kitchen, was caused by a halogen lamp in the kitchen, according to a press release.
December 3, 2007
A residential fire in Newport Beach consumed an entire kitchen, but no one was injured, authorities said. The fire was reported around 3:30 p.m. Sunday after one of the home’s residents walked in on the flames. She was able to exit the house unharmed and quickly reported the fire, said Battalion Chief Ron Gamble. The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes. Afterward firefighters took thermal imaging of the walls to check for any unseen heat spots and checked the attic as well, Gamble said.
July 16, 2006
Couldn't we all use Emily Anastos as a neighbor? On Monday, the 6-year-old Eastbluff girl was having trouble sleeping, so she went and looked out her parent's bedroom window. Usually, she'd watch the neighbor's dogs, but this time she watched a line of smoke rising from her neighbor's roof. Emily ran downstairs and alerted her parents, who then went and talked to the neighbor. Sure enough, there was a smoldering fire in the attic, which ended up causing about $50,000 in damage ?
January 9, 2012
COSTA MESA — A firefighter was burned and a family temporarily displaced after smoke and flames engulfed a garage early Monday. Costa Mesa firefighters responded to the blaze at the 3000 block of Warren Lane about 1:11 a.m. The first to arrive on the scene found fire and smoke breaking through the roof of the home's garage. It took 20 firefighters 20 minutes to extinguish the flames, which also did some damage to an attic. One firefighter suffered burns to his hand and was treated at a local hospital.
December 5, 2011
A pile of debris caused a house fire Monday in Newport Beach that stopped traffic and caused $20,000 worth in damages, authorities said. Firefighters responded to a call from a neighbor reporting a fire in the 200 block of East Balboa Boulevard about 2:26 p.m., the Newport Beach Fire Department said in a news release. When firefighters arrived they discovered the blaze extended from the patio of the Balboa Peninsula home to the attic. Two traffic lanes on East Balboa Boulevard were rerouted for about 30 minutes while firefighters extinguished the fire.
December 13, 2011
Three Newport Beach firefighters injured while battling a fire in a decorative chimney facade have been released from the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. Firefighters responded to a fire in Big Canyon on Rue Deauville about 7:39 p.m. Monday, the Newport Beach Fire Department said in a news release. Firefighters tried to put out the blaze as it moved to the walls and attic outside the chimney case. They ventilated the roof to help extinguish the blaze. The fire was put out in about 20 minutes, the release said.
November 11, 2003
Fire causes about $850,000 in damage No one was hurt in a Sunday evening fire which caused about $850,000 in damage to a three-story Newport Coast home, Newport Beach fire officials said. The call came in at about 6:15 p.m. Sunday when the resident in the 80 block of Anjou reported that he smelled smoke minutes after he tried to turn on his fireplace, officials said. The smoke detector went off, and the resident saw smoke in the attic and called 911, said Jennifer Schulz, spokeswoman for the Fire Department.
July 1, 2003
Deepa Bharath Bradford Salamon is afraid to look under the mound of rubble in his studio. His lithographs, archives and life's works are in the studio on Old Newport Boulevard that a late Saturday night fire ravaged and that, officials say, caused $50,000 in damages. But fortunately for Salamon and for Jamie Wilson, who owns Square Blue Art Inc., a gallery adjoining Salamon's studio, Newport Beach firefighters acted quickly, and the fire, which could have resulted in a far greater loss, was snuffed out quickly.
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