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Los Angeles Fire Captain Injured in Elysian Park Vehicle Explosion

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 |

On Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 9:03 PM, one Company of Los Angeles Firefighters were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the 500 block of Solano Avenue near the Arroyo Seco Parkway in Elysian Park.

While battling the fire, a veteran Los Angeles Fire Department Captain sustained serious injuries when an explosion occured within the burning full-sized sedan. The injured Fire Captain was transported to an area hospital, where he remains in fair condition with a promising outlook.

Embedded below is the official LAFD Blue Sheet for this incident. Blue Sheets are preliminary summary reports issued by our agency for serious injuries, illnesses, accidents or near-miss incidents involving active duty personnel.

We are also pleased to provide unretouched photos from the incident scene.

LAFD Blue Sheet 2011-01-09 Incident 1140


NOTE: The Official LAFD Green Sheet, a companion document to the preliminary report above, was publicly disseminated on February 12, 2011. That document can be found here.

Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

2 comments:

Los Angeles Maids said...

I do hope for the fast recovery of a veteran Los Angeles Fire Department Captain.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, the Captain has a speedy recovery. Kudos to LAFD for communicating report details and photos in a timely manner. There are always lessons to learn and share.

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