| 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...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 5:24 PM
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...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 1:44 PM
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....
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:22 PM
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...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 12:47 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 11:34 AM
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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:20 PM
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...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 12:43 PM
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...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:19 PM
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...
| May 20, 2013
| 2:55 PM
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.
| 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...