| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:01 PM
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,...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:04 PM
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...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:27 AM
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...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 11:25 AM
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...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:26 PM
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:56 PM
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,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:07 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:27 PM
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...
| May 17, 2011
| 2:47 PM
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,...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 5:46 PM
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...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 7:39 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 3:28 PM
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&...