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  • Financial support backs fire academy

    Financial support backs fire academy
    The Glendale Fire Department received key support this week for an upcoming firefighter academy as hundreds of applicants hoping to be selected took written exams. The support came from the City Council, which on Tuesday approved the allocation of $624,...
  • National Weather Service issues red flag fire warning

    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...
  • Glendale Fire Department honors acts of bravery

    Glendale Fire Department honors acts of bravery
    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...
  • Small brush fire quickly extinguished near Glendale

    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...
  • Firefighters battle two blazes in Glendale area, forcing freeway delays

    Glendale fire crews are battling two blazes, one of which has forced the closure of the southbound Glendale (2) Freeway interchange to the eastbound Ventura (134) Freeway. Firefighters responded about 3:46 p.m. to a brush fire in Los Angeles near the...
  • Fire reveals marijuana growing operation in South Glendale

    Fire reveals marijuana growing operation in South Glendale
    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...
  • Arizona wildfire: Local firefighters to attend memorial for hot shot crew

    Arizona wildfire: Local firefighters to attend memorial for hot shot crew
    Firefighters from Burbank, Glendale and L.A. County stations in La Cañada Flintridge will be attending a memorial service today in Prescott, Ariz. to honor 19 Granite Mountain hotshots who died battling a wind-driven wildfire on June 30. About 300 L.A....
  • Glendale Fire Department earns top rating again

    Glendale Fire Department earns top rating again
    The Glendale Fire Department recently earned a Class 1 rating from a top insurance risk company, which may result in lower coverage rates for residents and business owners. Glendale was one of 10 fire departments in California that received the rating...
  • Fire sparked near Glendale homes is quickly extinguished

    Fire sparked near Glendale homes is quickly extinguished
    A small fire on Wednesday that briefly threatened hillside homes on Deermont Road was quickly extinguished, officials said. A Los Angeles City Fire Department helicopter made several water drops on the fire, which was contained to less than an acre in...
  • Blaze breaks out - twice - in same downtown Glendale building

    Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire in a building in downtown Glendale Monday that reignited hours after firefighters knocked down the original blaze. Two firefighters suffered minor injures while battling the first blaze early Monday...
  • Fire damage to Glendale home estimated at $75,000

    A fire that ripped through a home’s attic on Friday caused an estimated $75,000 in damage, officials said Monday. No one was injured in the blaze Friday night after firefighters rescued a resident from the single-story home in the 1800 block of...
  • First responders get there faster

    Fire officials say the expansion of their ambulance services program yielded faster response times in 2012 and is projected to save the city $2.1 million next fiscal year. The program — which began Jan. 9, 2012, with four basic life-support...