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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...
  • 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 Deptartment turns to education

    Fire Deptartment turns to education
    Fire officials say they plan to focus on education and training for the coming year, citing the importance of constantly improving service to residents. “Every year, we go back to the beginning, we look at what we’ve been doing and how can we...
  • Firefighters from Glendale, Burbank join battle against California wildfires

    Firefighters from Glendale, Burbank join battle against California wildfires
    More than two dozen firefighters from Glendale and Burbank were sent to help battle several of the more than 20 wildfires burning throughout the state, including the Rocky fire, which had grown to 65,000 acres on Tuesday. Twenty firefighters,...
  • Bleachers catch on fire at Stengel Field in Glendale

    Bleachers catch on fire at Stengel Field in Glendale
    The bleachers at Stengel Field at Verdugo Park in Glendale caught fire on Monday afternoon while crews were demolishing the stadium, officials said. At 4:30 p.m., firefighters were called to the baseball field, located at 1601 Canada Blvd., where the...
  • Firefighters take out small hillside brush fire behind hospital

    Firefighters from the Glendale and Los Angeles County fire departments responded Thursday evening to a small brush fire that broke out on a hillside behind USC Verdugo Hills Hospital. The call came in at 6:16 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Inspector...
  • Sunland man charged with attempted murder after allegedly setting ex-girlfriend's home on fire

    Sunland man charged with attempted murder after allegedly setting ex-girlfriend's home on fire
    A 36-year-old Sunland man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges that he threw an incendiary device into his ex-girlfriend’s Glendale home while she was inside, setting it on fire, authorities said. Early Sunday morning, Gagik Akopyan allegedly...
  • Firefighters knock down brush fire above golf course

    Glendale firefighters extinguished a small brush fire that broke out above the Scholl Canyon Golf and Tennis Club Tuesday evening, officials said. At around 6:30 p.m., firefighters were called to the Scholl Canyon area, where the fire burned three-...
  • Firefighters knock down vehicle fire in garage

    Glendale Firefighters extinguished a vehicle fire inside a garage on Saturday. At 8:06 p,m., fire crews were dispatched to a three-story apartment building in the 1600 block of  Calle Vaquero, according to Glendale Fire spokeswoman Brandy Villanueva....
  • Cat rescued from Glendale house fire

    Cat rescued from Glendale house fire
    A home on Brockmont Drive was damaged by fire Tuesday morning, leaving a cat inside the house in need of assistance, fire officials said. At around 8:35 a.m., firefighters arrived at 330 Brockmont Drive and found smoke coming from the windows of the...
  • 818 Roundup: New crosswalk near airport transportation center; Cat rescued from house fire

    818 Roundup: New crosswalk near airport transportation center; Cat rescued from house fire
    Good morning, locals! Today is Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 84 degrees and a low of 64.  Here are some of the latest headlines from the area: - Fire officials rescued a cat from a house fire on...
  • Apartment building struck by fire

    Apartment building struck by fire
    Several families were displaced after a fire tore through units of a two-story apartment building early Friday morning, fire officials said. The structure blaze at 427 N. Adams St. was reported at 3:55 a.m. and was upgraded to a two-alarm fire 10 minutes...