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Incident Name: Littlerock
Date: August 31, 1998
Personnel: Brian Carrasco from LAC Crew 16-2
Age: 35
Agency/Organization:  Los Angeles County Fire Department
Position: Firefighter

Summary:
On 8/30/98, Brian Carrasco a firefighter from Crew 16-2 (inmate crew) was killed in a vehicle rollover that occurred on 90th Street East in the Littlerock area. The crew was responding to multiple lightning strikes that were occurring in the area. Eleven others were injured.

 

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90th Street East in the Littlerock area; Street stretches for a number of miles...

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  • Firetruck Crash Victim Was on Inmate Crew

    Fatality: Man who died in Lancaster wreck was in little-known program in which prisoners take on duties to reduce their sentences.

    9/2/1998 | Online Article

    PALMDALE — Brian Carrasco, a 35-year-old West Covina man who died this week when the firetruck he was riding in crashed, was one of hundreds of state prisoners who help to fight fires each year as part of a little-known state Department of Corrections program.

    Carrasco and 12 other inmates were on their way to a lightning-sparked brush fire in the high desert Monday when the firetruck they were in hit loose gravel on a rain-slick roadway in Lancaster and rolled several times, said Inspector Ed Loney of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

 

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Contributors to this article: Gerald Meehan, Larry Tucker, LAC, Mellie, RJM

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