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  • Driver rescued after rollover

    Capt. John Choi, NCFPD Public Information Officer|Updated Oct 2, 2022

    The North County Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a vehicle over the side in the area of eastbound State Route 76 just west of the 15 freeway in Fallbrook on October 1, 2022, at 3:53 pm. Crews arrived on scene to find a single vehicle over the side approximately 20 feet. The vehicle was on its side and had a single patient trapped inside the vehicle. The crews stabilized the vehicle and performed vehicle extrication. Once the patient was extricated, the crew...

  • Residential fire caused by electrical malfunction

    NCFPD PIO John Choi|Updated Sep 24, 2022

    The North County Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in the area of the 35000 block of Shetland Hills E in the Horse Creek Ridge community in Fallbrook on September 23, at 7:38 pm. NCFPD crews arrived on the scene at 7:45 pm and found heavy smoke in an attached garage. Crews forced open a side door to the garage and found a fire held in check by the residential sprinkler system. The fire damage was minimal charring a flat workbench...

  • Driver safe after Prius catches on fire on I-15 Sunday late evening

    John Choi|Updated Aug 1, 2022

    North County Fire Protection District responded to a reported vehicle fire on July 31, 2022 at 11:25 PM in the area of northbound 15 freeway just south of Rainbow Valley Boulevard in Fallbrook. Crews arrived on scene to find a Toyota Prius on fire, fully involved parked near the center divider. The driver, who was a solo occupant of the vehicle, stated a check engine light came on and vehicle started smoking. Shortly after the driver pulled over to the left hand shoulder of the freeway and the vehicle caught fire. The driver...