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  • Burbank car fire in underground lot under investigation

    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...
  • Fire department recruits find academy tougher than they thought it would be

    Fire department recruits find academy tougher than they thought it would be
    With a fire extinguisher strapped to his back, Jeff Ponton gripped a pull-up bar one recent morning and lifted his 146-pound body while his classmates cheered him on. “Up!” yelled Burbank Fire Capt. Tray White, 13 times. “C’mon...
  • 170 firefighters battle blaze at Valley Village apartment complex

    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...
  • Universal Studios fire out at site of closed Terminator 2 ride

    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...
  • Burbank names department veteran as new fire chief

    Burbank names department veteran as new fire chief
    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...
  • Burbank fire chief retires after 32 years with department

    Burbank fire chief retires after 32 years with department
    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...
  • A look ahead at 2013 for Burbank

    A look ahead at 2013 for Burbank
    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....
  • Burbank tobacco wholesaler goes up in smoke, fire knocked down

    Burbank tobacco wholesaler goes up in smoke, fire knocked down
    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...
  • Two buildings catch fire on rainy day

    Despite the wet weather on Wednesday, Burbank firefighters responded to two structure fires on West Magnolia Boulevard. In the 1400 block, a morning fire burned out the front office of A-Sure Fit Original Equipment. It was quickly knocked down by...
  • Council tries to defray cuts

    DOWNTOWN — The City Council on Thursday moved to lessen the blow of proposed cuts to police, fire and library services, using a patchwork of other funding sources to stave off hiring freezes and program reductions. The moves are expected to...
  • People urged to clear brush

    LA CA√ĎADA FLINTRIDGE — With the onset of dry summer conditions and fewer resources due to statewide budget constraints, local fire officials last week warned residents to be prepared for a tough fire season. The danger of fire in the Angeles,...
  • Council approves $785M budget

    CITY HALL — The City Council Tuesday adopted a $785.2-million budget for the coming fiscal year, avoiding considerable cuts to programs and services, but drawing criticism for hiking rates and fees amid a protracted recession. Councilman David...