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


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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