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.
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