Long Beach firefighters and police respond to car fire, emotionally disturbed person

Courtesy LBFD

Long Beach firefighters were busy Monday night when they rushed to two separate incidents — a car fire and a woman who threatened suicide.

According to Fire Commissioner Scott Kemins, a female Long Beach resident stopped a firefighter outside City Hall as he was responding to a car fire on Delaware Avenue. She handed him a suicide note at around 10:20 p.m., Kemins said.

The firefighter notified the Fire Department’s dispatcher, who sent police and an ambulance to the scene. She was transported to South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside for further evaluation, Kemins said.

At the same time, firefighters rushed to the scene of a fire, at Delaware Avenue and the bay, which was quickly extinguished, Long Beach Fire Chief Joe Miller said. Miller added there were no reported injuries, and the cause of the blaze has yet to be determined.

"I don't know whether it was abandoned," he said.