| Jan 24, 2012
| 5:36 PM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:51 PM
The cause of a 2-acre brush fire on Sunday that prompted the evacuation of 10 homes in the Adams Hills neighborhood is still under investigation, officials said.
No one was injured during the blaze, which started at 11:21 a.m. in hillside brush to the...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Firefighters on Tuesday were still investigating the cause of a three-alarm blaze that tore through a Glendale strip mall, destroying several longtime businesses.
Fire officials estimated damage from the blaze was about $2.25 million.
| Feb 8, 2014
| 4:12 PM
A couch and mattress on sidewalks on two different streets in Glendale were set on fire seven minutes apart early Saturday, according to the Glendale Police Department.
A mattress was set on fire at the 200 block of West Lomita Avenue at 2:30 a.m. on...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:23 AM
The Colby fire that has been burning above Glendora since Thursday morning did not increase in size overnight as crews took advantage of calmer winds to reinforce containment lines, officials reported Friday.
More than 1,000 firefighters are now...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Six engine companies from Glendale and Burbank fire departments were deployed Thursday to help hundreds of firefighters attack the raging Colby fire that blackened more than 1,700 acres near Glendora.
The companies, as well as a Glendale fire water...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:22 PM
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There’s a new marshal in town. Fire marshal, that is.
Stuart Tom, who for the past 16 years was the face of all things to do with building permits in Glendale, was sworn in Thursday as the city&...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Police are investigating the owner of an illegal marijuana growing site discovered by firefighters last weekend in a south Glendale apartment after heavy smoke was seen coming from a window, officials said.
Detectives haven't arrested anyone in...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Firefighters battled an early morning three-alarm fire that broke out above Glendale's popular Paradise Pastry on Saturday, causing extensive water damage and temporarily closing the business, officials said.
Flames were reported on the second floor of...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:50 PM
A red flag fire warning for strong to moderate Santa Ana winds and low relative humidity has been issued across Southern California, the National Weather Service said.
The agency said temperatures will be in the 90s in inland areas and that wind gusts...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Off-duty firefighter Brian Williams was at home when he heard a loud explosion.
He noticed fire coming from his neighbors' home garage, so he asked his father to call for help and then escorted his elderly neighbors to safety.
His neighbors' pets were...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Firefighters extinguished a small brush fire that erupted Saturday afternoon on a hillside along the eastbound Ventura (134) and northbound Glendale (2) freeways, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.
Ground crews responded to a...