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  • NCFPD assists on numerous calls throughout days and nights

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 27, 2022

    Besides fires and rescuing cats off rooftops, North County Fire Protection District personnel perform numerous day-full and night-full events. In just the last 24-hours, crews have gone out on 15 medical aids, they helped someone, who stayed over hours at Sandia Creek, to get out, and they’ve been on three traffic collisions. The worst collision involved a solo vehicle that ran off the road at Old Highway 395 and Sterling View Drive. The driver was able to walk out with assistance from firefighters and then was transported...

  • Elder Street closed between Main Avenue and Vine

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 27, 2022

    AT&T utility lines are down and crews have closed Elder Street between Main and Vine. It will reopen after repairs are made....

  • North County Fire fights tree fire on South Mission Road

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 27, 2022

    A tree fire on the 1500 block of South Mission Road has NCFPD fighting it. According to a spokesperson the fire is under control. Stay clear of area....

  • NCFPD not expecting Saturday Carlsbad fire to impact Fallbrook area

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 27, 2022

    Latest update is that firefighters have stopped the rate of spread of the Carlsbad Boulevard fire, according to a NCFPD spokesperson. The Carlsbad Boulevard vegetation fire was an active fire and many engines are on scene. Because of the vegetation burning, a lot of smoke is blanketing the area. Please tell your Vista friends there is no active fire right now in Vista. It is the smoke from the vegetation fire in Carlsbad they are experiencing in Vista. North County Fire Protection District, according to a spokesperson,...

  • Camp Pendleton Whiskey impact on fire

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 25, 2022

    Camp Pendleton firefighters are monitoring the Whiskey Impact area fire on Camp Pendleton. As is the nature of the area, Marine Corps training takes place in those areas. The fire started as a result of training exercises. NCFPD spokesperson said the Fallbrook area could see smoke from the Whiskey Impact Area....

  • Sheriff investigating palm trees fire allegedly started by transients on South Mission

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 25, 2022

    Four palm trees were burned Friday, June 24, afternoon in the 1500 block of South Mission Road. North County Fire Protection district arrived quickly and prevented the fire from spreading to surrounding vegetation and structures. According to a NCFPD spokesperson, “Upon investigation firefighters found cigarette butts and lighters at the base of the fire. There are reports that transients were underneath the trees prior to the fire starting. A witness stated seeing a transient walking away from the scene as the fire...

  • Motorcyclist seriously injured in I-15 accident June 23

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 24, 2022

    A traffic collision between a motorcycle and vehicle around 5:30 p.m. June 23 on northbound I-15 just north of Mission Road, sent the adult motorcyclist to Palomar hospital with serious injuries. North County Fire Protection District engines and ambulance responded. California Highway Patrol is investigating....

  • Golf cart roll-over sends patient to trauma center

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 21, 2022

    A serious injury accident happened around 4:30 pm Monday, June 20 off Blue Breton Drive in Fallbrook. An adult was in a golf cart and was injured when the cart rolled over. “The patient has significant injuries and was transported to Palomar Medical Center as a trauma,” explained North County Fire Protection District’s spokesperson. California Highway Patrol is investigating....

  • Life-threatening injuries resulted from Monday, June 20 late morning crash

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 20, 2022

    A burgundy Mustang Cobra Roadster lost control in the 1900 block of South Mission Road near Mission Oaks Road, Monday June 20. The car careened off the road, hit two trees, and came to rest at a fence. North County Fire Protection District closed the road to rescue the occupants. Two adults were in the car. One has life-threatening injuries, the other minor injuries. Both were transported to Palomar Hospital. Fire crews cleaned up the scene and a tow truck was called in to pull the car out. The road reopened. California...

  • Vehicle fire on E. Fallbrook Street

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 13, 2022

    At 4:55 pm a vehicle fire was reported in the 700 block of E. Fallbrook Street in Fallbrook. Sheriff and North County Fire Protection District were dispatched. Residents were asked to please practice safety and stay away from the area by the NCFPD. Village News will be following this story....

  • Late night Saturday crash yields life-threatening injuries

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 12, 2022

    Late Saturday, June 11, evening a motorcycle and wedding party bus collided on Highway 76, just east of Gird Road. The young adult male motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries. According to North County Fire Protection District, the wedding party bus was on the side of the road because of a breakdown. The motorcyclist came around the bend and slammed into the back-end of the bus. He then went flying over into the ravine. A rope rescue took place. The young man, who was unconscious, was treated at scene and secured in...

  • Oceanside vegetation fire not a threat to Fallbrook and Bonsall

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 12, 2022

    North County Fire Protection District informed of a vegetation fire in the 800 block of W. Airport Road in Oceanside. The spokesman said that the smoke may be visible in Fallbrook and Bonsall but poses no threat to those communities at this time....

  • Small contained spots of smoldering debris continue at site of devastating fire

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 11, 2022

    When the house in the 4200 block of Paso Del Lagos burned Thursday, June 9 into Friday, June 10, its metal roof collapsed on top of the burning debris field of what was once a home. According to North County Fire Protection District spokesman, fire crews spent the immediate following day at the site, laboriously pulling and pushing, and water spraying the debris field under the huge roof, to stop the fire and smoldering debris. They secured the perimeter and edges, and deep under the metal roof. However, places that were...

  • Firefighters perform rope rescue in rollover accident and off Rice Canyon Road

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 10, 2022

    An early evening rollover accident off of Rice Canyon Road in Rainbow down a ravine approximately 30 feet sent one man to Palomar Hospital Trauma Center today. North County Fire Protection District responded to the call and arrived on scene around 6:10 PM. Firefighters extricated the male adult victim from his vehicle and secured him into a stokes basket. Firefighters had to perform a rope rescue operation to bring the patient up to the roadway. From there a NCFPD Medic Ambulance transported the victim to a landing zone and...

  • Firefighters from 3 agencies fight fire at under-construction Bonsall home

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 10, 2022

    North County Fire Protection District responded to the scene of a structure fire located in the 4200 block of Paso Del Lagos in Bonsall Thursday night. The call first came in at 10:42 p.m. North County Fire Protection District spokesman Capt. John Choi said. Firefighters arrived to the location to find the house, which was under construction fully involved, Choi said. The homeowners and their two dogs were accounted for. Choi said that the department faced some unique...

  • Sullivan Middle School experiences temporary lock-down

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 6, 2022

    Sullivan Middle School, Bonsall, experienced a temporary lock-down Monday morning around 10 a.m. due to a student with behavioral problems. Sheriff deputies were called and dispatched to the school. According to a Sheriff's Spokesman, "He (the student) is under control now. Deputies are talking with him and addressing the situation, and giving him the resources he needs, and determining if he committed a crime." He said the school will be off lock-down soon, and there was no active threat. They are protecting the name of the...

  • Latino male found deceased

    Karen Ossenfort, Journalist|Updated Jun 3, 2022

    An unidentified Latino male was found Sunday morning on Ash Street off of Mission Road in downtown Fallbrook. Deputies on the scene were uncooperative with the person representing Village News, but the San Diego Sheriff's Watch Commander Lt. Dave Collins reported the call of a "down person" came in around 8 am Sunday, May 29. Sheriff and North County Fire Protection dispatched to the scene. NCFPD personnel confirmed the person was deceased and turned the event over to the Sheriff's Department. The sheriff called for the...

  • Afternoon traffic collision results in minor injury

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated Jun 1, 2022

    Afternoon traffic collision results in minor injury An elderly man sustained a cut and was bleeding as the result of a two vehicle collision Wednesday, June 1, at 2040 E. Mission Road. North County Fire Protection District responded to the scene. Sheriff Deputies called it a traffic hazard and dealt with traffic. NCFPD spokesman said no one was transported to hospital. In other incidents, NCFPD crews responded to calls to remove snakes in Fallbrook. And they attended to an overnight false fire alarm at Bonsall school...

  • Driver sustains injuries in rollover accident

    Karen Ossenfort, Journalist|Updated Jun 1, 2022

    A rollover in front of Estrella’s Restaurant on S. Mission sent the driver to the hospital yesterday, May 31, early evening. According to the North County Fire Protection District spokesman, the driver self extricated from her Acura SUV. She sustained moderate injuries....

  • Traffic accident results in one injury

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated May 31, 2022

    A traffic collision at 5:58 p.m. Sunday, May 29 on Mission Rd. by River Village resulted in one injury. North County Fire Protection District Engine 1115 responded to the scene, which involved a Chevy Yukon and Toyota Tundra. An adult female in the Tundra suffered minor injuries, but refused medical attention, according to the NCFPD spokesman. The Tundra had five passengers. The Yukon had a single female passenger. She could not be found after the accident. California Highway Patrol is investigating....

  • One injury sustained in late Sunday afternoon traffic collision on Mission

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated May 29, 2022

    A traffic collision at 5:58 p.m. Sunday, May 29 on Mission by River Village resulted in one injury. North County Fire Protection District Engine 1115 responded to the scene, which involved a Chevy Yukon and Toyota Tundra. An adult female in the Tundra suffered minor injuries, but refused medical attention, according to the NCFPD spokesman. The Tundra had five passengers. The Yukon had a single female passenger. She could not be found after the accident. California Highway Patrol is investigating....

  • A lot of questions surround death in car parked at River Village

    Karen Ossenfort, Journalist|Updated May 27, 2022

    A lone gray Dodge Charger was parked on the north end of the River Village parking lot and facing Mission Road, at 7 a.m. Friday, May 27, on an overcast morning. Its dark windows shrouded any view inside the vehicle from the road. That morning a River Village security guard noticed the vehicle and checked on it. When he peered inside he saw a solo unresponsive man, and immediately called the San Diego County Sheriff's 911. Dispatch sent a team from North County Fire...

  • Closures for Monday Memorial Day Weekend

    Karen Ossenfort and Yvette Urrea Moe|Updated May 26, 2022

    All public San Diego County offices, family resource centers, libraries and animal shelters will be closed Monday, May 30 for the Memorial Day holiday, according to a County News Service spokeswoman. There will be no mail delivery Monday. And according to the USPS website, “Although there will be no regular mail service, Priority Mail Express is delivered 365 days a year and will be delivered on May 30. Normal delivery and collection schedules will resume Tuesday, May 31. All residential curbside trash pick up will have a...

  • Firefighters extinguish fire on Olive Hill and rescue a kitty on Elder Street

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated May 26, 2022

    North County Fire Protection District was called to the scene of a vegetation fire on Olive Hill Thursday, May 26. Workers at the residence were cutting rebar too close to vegetation on the property, according to the NCFPD spokesman. "A hot metal ember started the vegetation on fire. Residents at the home were able to get a water hose on the initial fire," he said. When firefighters arrived they made sure to put out all smoldering embers, he said. After that they mopped up...

  • Sheriff deputies locate missing senior

    Karen Ossenfort|Updated May 24, 2022

    Fortunately for the family of Esperanza Monroy, in her 70s, their call to find their Abuela on May 16 was quickly answered. Sheriff deputies found Monroy 42 minutes after she went missing, walking not too far from home. But when you have a precious Lela who was missing longer than usual, the family call was important. “The family came and picked her up right where deputies found her,” a Sheriff Watch Commander said. “That’s the kind of ending we like,” the Watch Commander said....

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