3 people, including a CalFire Fire Inspector, suffered burns
in Lake Elsinore, (Calif) at a fire that was sparked by an explosion of
fireworks being set up at a nearby stadium.
Just before 1700 yesterday, the Cal Fire/Riverside County FD received a
report of a vehicle on fire the home stadium of the Lake Elsinore Storm
baseball team. One person, a civilian, suffered very critical burns and was
transported by air ambulance to a burn center -- the other two, including
the fire inspector, (on fireworks detail) suffered less serious burns and were
taken by ground ambulance for treatment. The vehicle fire spread into nearby
brush, scorching a quarter- to half-acre before firefighters contained it. The
vehicle was reportedly a part of the company responsible for the fireworks.
The fireworks display was canceled. THIS WEEKEND many FD's are doing
standbys at fireworks displays..use caution.
UPDATE ON CRITICALLY INJURED SAN JOSE FIREFIGHTER
Members of the San Jose FD continues to keep vigil over
their Firefighter Frank Ryan, who suffered a heart attack Thursday while
fighting a downtown church fire. A 15-year veteran of the department, he
remains in critical but stable condition at Regional Medical Center of San Jose
after undergoing emergency surgery. As you know, FF Ryan collapsed
after suffering cardiac arrest while operating at that 3 alarm fire at St.
Patrick's Cathedral around noon Thursday. FF Ryan is not married, has no kids
but has three sisters and six brothers.