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A group of 500 Los Angeles firefighters filed a lawsuit Friday against the city over its requirement that L.A. employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Victor Aguirre and his wife filed suit against property owner Steve Sungho Lee and the operators of Green Buddha and Smoke Tokes.
The fire captain who suffered the ankle injury was taken to a local hospital in fair condition, while no other injuries were reported.
As of Friday, LAFD has seen 1,034 employees test positive during the outbreak.
Granucci accused the fire union of being in "lockstep with total tyranny" and said he and other firefighters have retained an attorney.
LAFD rules require agency officials to deal promptly with employees suspected of being under the influence, but records and interviews show that the complaint about Chief Deputy Fred Mathis' condition was not filed for three days, a delay the department has not explained.
The fire occurred at about 10 a.m. on the southbound 5 Freeway at Mission Road, and it took Los Angeles Fire Department crews just under 30 minutes to extinguish it.
LAFD at work a structure fire near the intersection of Wilshire and S Bonnie Brae that originated from a homeless encampment.