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Alameda Fire Department
Sunday September 29th, 2013 :: 11:05 p.m. PDT


Update re Injuries at Crown Memorial Beach

On Sunday, September 29, 2013, at 1:38 pm, the Alameda Fire Department responded to reports of people injured at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach, on the 600 block of Westline Drive. A cooking spray aerosol can placed close to a lit barbeque exploded, causing traumatic injuries to two adult females, ages 66 and 45 years old.

Firefighters provided medical care for the two patients, who were then transported by CALSTAR air ambulance helicopter to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. The 66 year old female was admitted at the hospital and is stable. The 45 year old female was treated in the Medical Center's Emergency Department and then released.

No other injuries were reported. East Bay Regional Parks Police Department also assisted.

As a reminder, be sure to keep items that may catch fire, or become adversely affected by heat, away from cooking areas.


Alameda Fire Department
1300 Park St
Alameda, CA 94501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-337-2100

Captain James Colburn

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600 Westline Dr
Alameda, CA 94501

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