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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,...
  • 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...
  • Big-rig driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after fire

    Big-rig driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after fire
    The driver of a big-rig that caught fire on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway Monday afternoon — temporarily shutting down four freeway lanes and causing traffic delays — was arrested after the incident on suspicion of drunk driving,...
  • 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...
  • Burbank house fire claims life of pet cat, causes $100,000 in damage

    Burbank house fire claims life of pet cat, causes $100,000 in damage
    Burbank firefighters knocked down a house fire on Thursday that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to a single-story home and claimed the life of a pet cat, authorities said. Shortly before 10 a.m., firefighters responded to 837 N. Kenwood St....
  • Storage shed fire sets off ammunition inside

    Storage shed fire sets off ammunition inside
    A shed that caught fire at the rear of a home on Friday afternoon set off ammunition that was stored inside, authorities said. Heat from the fire set off the ammunition at the house on North California Street, between Chandler and Burbank boulevards,...
  • Arrest made following dumpster, garage fires

    A Burbank man was arrested Thursday in connection with two fires that broke out Monday within a block of each other. Mohammed Bashir, 40, turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest. The motive is still under investigation, said...
  • House fire in Burbank damages roof

    A house fire in Burbank early Sunday morning ripped through the roof and caused an estimated $500,000 in damage, authorities said. At 3:40 a.m. Sunday, Burbank firefighters responded to a hillside home at 3147 Mesa Verde Drive, where a fire had ripped...