Flare Up

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Flare Up
Episode # 520
Air Date March 7, 1982
Briefing ?
Title screen

Brief Plot

Ponch gets accused of assault by a guy he pulls over for speeding, even though he didn't even write him a ticket. Jon has to go to hospital after breathing chlorine gas at an accident. Grossman organizes a demonstration about chemical fires, but only Harlan turns up.


Guest Stars




Fun Facts

  • Alan Stock (Eddie) previously appeared as Andy's son Chris in Sick Leave.
  • Eddie gets pulled over outside the triangular building on Green Valley Circle. The opening accident takes place at the intersection with Fox Hills Drive near Fox Hills Plaza (now Westfield Culver City). The square white building seen when Bonnie's cruiser approaches was demolished to 2008 to make way for an extension to the mall. View in Google Maps
  • The chemical spill scene was filmed on North Vermont Avenue. The truck crashes at the intersection with Cromwell Avenue, and Ponch is put into the ambulance at Gainsborough Avenue. Eddie and his grandfather lived at the house on the corner of Cromwell and Glendower. View in Google Maps


  • In liquid form, hydroacetic acid is actually a colorless organic acid that's commonly mixed with water and used as a cleaning agent.

Preceded by:
"Silent Partner"
Flare Up
Followed by:
"The Game of War"