We just got off the phone with former State Senator Lou Correa who confirmed that he put out an apartment fire in Santa Ana this morning and saved the lives of a grandmother and three children and three other residents who were seemingly unaware of a fire on the balcony of a second story apartment.
Correa was driving on North Broadway in the city and saw flames and smoke from a second story apartment window; he quickly did a U-turn, parked illegally (he says), grabbed a
fire hose and ran into the building while calling 911. He made his way into the apartment and told the grandmother and children to leave the premises immediate and dosed the flames with water. Captain Bryant from the OCFD is on the scene and officials are trying to reach family members to assist with the children (ages unknown).
According to those on the scene, without Correa’s intervention, the entire building could have gone up in the matter of a few minutes. Officials are trying to assess how many people are in the neighboring apartments now. The fire occurred in the 2000 block of North Broadway and Correa saved lives and property.
Who says politicians can’t put out fires?