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Firefighters on Monday were able to knock down a 1-acre brush fire above DeBell Golf Club. At one point, the blaze was thought to be much larger — up to 20 acres — but fire officials said that was due to the steep canyon hillside. The...
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An attic fire caused an estimated $120,000 worth of damage to a Burbank home Thursday, fire officials said. At 11:50 a.m., 23 Burbank fire fighters responded to the blaze at 2013 Monterey Ave., said Burbank Fire Capt. Peter Hendrickson. The fire was...
More than 170 firefighters battled a “major emergency” structure fire at a Valley Village apartment complex Wednesday, authorities said. Firefighters first were called out to the 5200 block of Bellingham Avenue around 10 a.m. for a fire...
Burbank on Thursday named a 25-year department veteran to the top post, replacing Ray Krakowski, who retired last month. Tom Lenahan, a former fire marshal who’s been serving as the city’s interim fire chief in recent months, was named to...
A two-alarm blaze reported at the closed Terminator 2: 3D ride at Universal Studios Hollywood has been mostly extinguished, park officials said. The fire was reported about 1:15 p.m. Several dozen firefighters responded to the fire to help protect other...
The year 2013 is already shaping up to be a busy year, with several issues rooted in the past expected to come to fruition. While the year ahead will no doubt unleash its own bounty of surprises, here are some issues we can all count on happening in 2013....
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After 32 years with the Burbank Fire Department, Ray Krakowski retired on Friday. Krakowski rose through the department’s ranks after starting in 1980 as a firefighter and paramedic, and later being promoted to engineer, captain and battalion...
It took firefighters in Burbank more than three hours Friday morning to knock down a three-alarm fire that destroyed a wholesale cigarette and tobacco business. The fire at Wholesale Giant Inc., at 4410 W. Victory Blvd., was reported at 3:30 a.m., with...
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A car fire in an underground, residential parking structure on Monday remains under investigation after it was knocked down in about 15 minutes. The fire, in the 300 block of West Alameda Avenue, was reported about 2:40 p.m., Burbank Fire Capt. Peter...
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At 6-foot 5-inches, crawling through a 16-by-16-inch hole with more than 50 pounds of gear is no easy task for Burbank Fire Engineer Matt Garland. When it’s dark, smoky and loud and the floor moves like a teeter-totter, he lets muscle memory...
Firefighters contained a vehicle fire Thursday afternoon that caused damage to a garage and closed off local streets. The incident occurred in the 1900 block of North Ontario Street. Officials estimated thousands of dollars in damage to the truck and...
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