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Man Burned at WeHo Halloween Fest

Man Burned at WeHo Halloween Fest

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - One person suffered a burn injury at the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval tonight.

The injury was reported at 10:25 p.m. in the 8500 block of Santa Monica Boulevard near one of the performance stages at the carnaval, which was expected to attract nearly a half-million people.

The victim was taken to a hospital in unspecified condition, said Rey Dong, supervising dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The victim was a 50-year-old man who was burned accidentally and taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to KCAL9.

There were about 100,000 people on the streets in Hollywood, with no unusual incidents, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Elsewhere, a boy wearing a G.I. Joe costume was separated from his parents for about 45 minutes on Wilton Place at Third Street in Koreatown. LAPD Olympic Area officers say it was merely a miscommunication in the trick-or-treat hubbub.

A pedestrian was hit by a car at about 8:15 p.m. on Valerio Street, near Corbin Avenue, in the Winnetka section of the western San Fernando Valley. That person was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.

There were no trick-or-treat-oriented injuries in Los Angeles as of 9:15 p.m. according to Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Posted by Amy King

 

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