Updated 1845 PST
A little after 5:00 pm this evening, a large tree crashed over a group of people taking photographs of a wedding party. The incident occurred at Penn State Park located at 13900 Penn Street in Whittier, California.
A report of 20 people were said to be trapped.
Fire Officials provided an update of a total of six (6) patients: 1 red, 1 yellow, 3 green patients and 1 black. Additional ambulances were being requested. Patients were being transported to local nearby hospitals.
Mutual Aid Pouring In
LAFD was PennIC at the time of the incident, while LAFD was making notifications to their PIO, City of Whittier and Whittier PD. It sounded like they were in Unified Command.
In the Eyes of Social Media
“Large tree fell on wedding party. Many patients injured. Fire dept on-scene assessing the situation and treating people.”- LAFD PIO
“Wedding turns deadly after tree collapses.” – Media
We are using the following hashtags: #Penn #Whittier
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