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Calif. firefighters broke chain of command

By Kimberly Edds
The Orange County Register

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — Despite countless hours of practice and planning by the Orange County Fire Authority for a fire racing through the Santa Ana riverbed and directly into Yorba Linda, firefighters disregarded orders and off-duty crews commandeered fire engines in the midst of last November's devastating Freeway Complex fire, driving engines into the firefight without telling superiors what they were doing or where they were going.

Firefighters put themselves and others at risk and handcuffed firefighting options when they failed to follow their chain of command, a report released Thursday said.

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