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  • 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...
  • Field trip to the rescue

    Field trip to the rescue
    The Aircraft Rescue Firefighting vehicle picked up speed and headed west in front of the Bob Hope Airport fire station Thursday morning while a crowd of youngsters waited patiently. Then, as it reached the group, it sprayed water over their heads,...
  • Warehouse fire caused $1.75M in damage

    Fire officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire that gutted a commercial building Tuesday evening near downtown Burbank, but said the blaze caused $1.75 million in damage. "It could take weeks to find out the cause, or we could know...
  • Council tries to defray cuts

    DOWNTOWN — The City Council on Thursday moved to lessen the blow of proposed cuts to police, fire and library services, using a patchwork of other funding sources to stave off hiring freezes and program reductions. The moves are expected to...
  • People urged to clear brush

    LA CA√ĎADA FLINTRIDGE — With the onset of dry summer conditions and fewer resources due to statewide budget constraints, local fire officials last week warned residents to be prepared for a tough fire season. The danger of fire in the Angeles,...
  • Council approves $785M budget

    CITY HALL — The City Council Tuesday adopted a $785.2-million budget for the coming fiscal year, avoiding considerable cuts to programs and services, but drawing criticism for hiking rates and fees amid a protracted recession. Councilman David...
  • Fire extensively damages duplex

    A fire significantly damaged a duplex on Sunday, while the occupants were able to escape without any injuries, fire officials said. At around 11:05 a.m., the power went out at the building structure at 1443 E. Broadway, prompting the residents to head...
  • 818 Roundup: Glendale fire nearly extinguished; Burbank utility rates to rise; Memorial held for fallen Green Beret

    818 Roundup: Glendale fire nearly extinguished; Burbank utility rates to rise; Memorial held for fallen Green Beret
    Good morning readers! Today is Wednesday, June 25. Weather for the Glendale area is expected to reach a high of 86 degrees and a low of 63. Here are your headlines for today: - Firefighters have nearly extinguished a brush fire burning in the hills...
  • Brand Park fire nearly extinguished

    Brand Park fire nearly extinguished
    Firefighters have nearly extinguished a brush fire burning in the hills above Brand Library Park since Sunday, with officials saying Tuesday evening that the conflagration is 90% contained. Glendale Fire Deputy Chief Greg Fish said fighting the 126-...
  • Fire damages home, occupants unhurt

    A fire badly damaged a single-family home early Wednesday, but its occupants made it out unharmed thanks to a neighbor’s quick thinking, police said. The fire was reported at 2:52 a.m. at 240 Jesse Ave., said Sgt. Tom Lorenz of the Glendale Police...
  • Brush fire quickly extinguished in Glendale

    Brush fire quickly extinguished in Glendale
    A second-alarm brush fire broke out Wednesday shortly before 5 p.m. in Chevy Chase Canyon in Glendale, authorities said. The fire was reported at 4:50 p.m. at Linda Vista Road and Figueroa Street, and was limited to brush, said Glendale Fire...
  • Combined doughnut shop, Chinese restaurant damaged in fire

    A joint doughnut shop and Chinese restaurant inside a La Crescenta strip mall was damaged by an electrical fire early Friday morning, according fire officials. The blaze at Daily Donuts China Express at 2550 Foothill Blvd. was reported at 5:45 a.m. and...