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  • Fatal blaze: 'It was just a raging fire; it was horrible,' neighbor says

    Fatal blaze: 'It was just a raging fire; it was horrible,' neighbor says
    A house fire that claimed the life of a 69-year-old woman and injured two others Saturday night grew to a deadly strength very quickly, according to a neighbor. The woman, identified by Los Angeles County coroner’s officials as Irmhild Marcaccio,...
  • Op-ed: With fire season upon us, US Forest Service night flying helicopter ready

    As firefighters struggle to contain the Powerhouse fire that is raging between Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley, we are reminded of the terrible devastation that fire, wind and dry fuel can bring. We are also seeing the tremendous utility of night...
  • Burbank house fire caused by candle use

    Burbank house fire caused by candle use
    The house fire that claimed the life of a Burbank woman and left two others injured two weeks ago was caused by the improper use of candles, authorities said Thursday. Details on how many candles or what types of candles were being used were not...
  • Top stories of 2013: Political shifts topped Burbank headlines

    Top stories of 2013: Political shifts topped Burbank headlines
    Burbank marked a busy, busy year in 2013. The City Council welcomed a new member and ushered out a five-term councilman. Many of the top positions in city government — police chief, fire chief and city manager — were either hired or had...
  • Knights of Columbus rebuilds its home

    Knights of Columbus rebuilds its home
    The building that houses Burbank’s chapter of the Knights of Columbus was rededicated on Friday after undergoing months of work to repair fire damage. Located at 134 S. Glenoaks Blvd., the structure caught fire last May after a blaze engulfed a...
  • Second, separate Burbank fire Wednesday leads to evacuation at Senior Aerospace

    Roughly 50 employees were evacuated from a Burbank business after a dust collector caught fire, authorities said. Firefighters were called to Senior Aerospace – located at 2980 N. San Fernando Blvd. – at 4:16 p.m. to knock down the fire,...
  • Officials say electrical wiring caused fire at Burbank triplex

    Officials say electrical wiring caused fire at Burbank triplex
    The fire that ripped through a Burbank triplex on Wednesday was reportedly caused by an electrical wiring malfunction and caused an estimated $560,000 in damage, authorities said. When firefighters arrived to the 700 block of East Palm Avenue...
  • Two cats rescued in Burbank house fire

    Two cats rescued in Burbank house fire
    Burbank firefighters rescued two cats from a house fire on Saturday that caused an estimated $35,000 in damage, authorities said. At 8:45 p.m., firefighters were called to the 100 block of North Sparks Street, where they found a one-story home with fire...
  • Officials propose temporary station closure to cut costs

    Officials propose temporary station closure to cut costs
    A proposal to close firefighting operations out of a West Burbank station for nine months will allow the fire department to meet its 5% spending cut, but Chief Ray Krakowski warned that emergency response times will be affected citywide. Under the plan,...
  • Toddler 'rescued' from toilet seat

    Burbank firefighters were called to remove a toilet seat from a 2-year-old girl’s head just after 3 p.m. Friday. The girl’s parents brought the toddler to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center after her head became stuck in the child-sized...
  • Firefighters extinguish Burbank vehicle fire

    Firefighters extinguish Burbank vehicle fire
    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...
  • Kids go backstage at airport

    Kids go backstage at airport
    Youths enrolled in the city’s Summer Daze day camp learned how airport police and fire departments handle emergencies and fight crime during a tour of Bob Hope Airport on Wednesday. Police officers demonstrated the T3 electric stand-up vehicle&...