House Fire in Garden Grove Injures Firefighter

House Fire in Garden Grove Injures Firefighter
Orange County Fire Authority Engine Number 61 in Buena Park, Calif., on Jan. 15, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
City News Service

GARDEN GROVE, Calif.—An Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) firefighter suffered a burned neck while battling flames in a Garden Grove house Aug. 27.

The fire was reported at 12:58 p.m. Saturday in the 12000 block of Magnolia Street, said OCFA Capt. Sean Doran.

OCFA video showed thick black smoke flowing out of the house as firefighters arrived.

Although 911 calls reported a victim might be trapped inside, firefighters quickly searched the burning house and found no one, Doran said. No civilians were injured.

The fire was put out in 21 minutes by firefighters with hose lines inside and others using chain saws on the roof to ventilate the house, he said.

The injured firefighter was taken to a hospital and was expected to be released later in the day.

The Orange County Register reported the house was a transitional housing site run by the Orange County Self-Help Interfaith Program to help people get back on their feet. It was home to eight residents but only two were there when the fire started.

The cause of the fire was under investigation, Doran said.