LAFD engine hits parked cars, knocks out power, starts fire & injures 4 firefighters

Los Angeles Daily News:

A city firefighter who had a medical emergency, lost control of his fire engine, crashed into a number of parked cars and knocked down power lines which started a small fire inside a nearby liquor store in the Valley Glen section of North Hollywood, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The crash took place about 2:30 a.m. in the 13700 block of Burbank Boulevard, near the intersection with Woodman Avenue, fire department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.

Residents said they heard three explosions followed by what looked like fireworks in the early morning hours of Wednesday.

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A firefighter remained hospitalized Wednesday for treatment of injuries sustained during a traffic collision that occurred in Valley Glen.

Upon their arrival, paramedics transported one firefighter to a hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. He was released from the hospital shortly after 5:30 a.m., CBS2’s Kara Finnstrom reported.

Three other firefighters were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

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