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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 bona fide trial by fire

    A bona fide trial by fire
    At 6-foot 5-inches, crawling through a 16-by-16-inch hole with more than 50 pounds of gear is no easy task for Burbank Fire Engineer Matt Garland. When it’s dark, smoky and loud and the floor moves like a teeter-totter, he lets muscle memory...
  • 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...
  • 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...