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  • 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,...
  • 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&...
  • Retiring firefighter reflects on 35-year career

    Retiring firefighter reflects on 35-year career
    In his 35 years on the job, retiring Burbank Fire Capt. Ron Bell witnessed the departure of Lockheed and the machine shops that soon followed. He has seen changes in how firefighters protect themselves when battling blazes and worked with the...
  • Firefighters knock down kitchen fire in Burbank home

    Firefighters knock down kitchen fire in Burbank home
    A residential fire on Santa Anita Avenue near Bel Aire Drive Thursday afternoon began after a gas stove suddenly caught fire, causing about $25,000 in damages, fire officials said. Burbank Fire Capt. John Nare said an oven malfunction caused the fire...