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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 causes $120K in damage

    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...
  • Burbank brush fire knocked down, size estimate revised down to 1-acre

    Burbank brush fire knocked down, size estimate revised down to 1-acre
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Burbank firefighters get new radios

    Burbank firefighters get new radios
    The Burbank Fire Department received a $15,000 grant Tuesday to buy nine new portable radios, which officials called a “huge safety bonus” for the department.  The grant, awarded to the department by the Fireman’s Fund Insurance...
  • Fire in ammunition storehouse badly injures man

    An 80-year-old male was hospitalized with serious burns after a fire ripped through a commercial property in Sun Valley near Bob Hope Airport Saturday morning, authorities said. At 11:18 a.m., Los Angeles firefighters were called to Hollywood...
  • Fire Deptartment turns to education

    Fire Deptartment turns to education
    Fire officials say they plan to focus on education and training for the coming year, citing the importance of constantly improving service to residents. “Every year, we go back to the beginning, we look at what we’ve been doing and how can we...