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  • Fire Chief Q&A: Watch the weather, be prepared

    Fire Chief Q&A: Watch the weather, be prepared
    La Cañada Flintridge is heading into fire season under the watchful eye of Los Angeles County Asst. Fire Chief Dean McGuire. McGuire, who worked on the 2009 Station fire, recently began covering the city after serving as battalion chief in the Santa...
  • Burbank, Glendale firefighters join Ventura County brush fire battle

    Fire crews from Burbank and Glendale were called Thursday to help battle a raging 2,000-acre brush fire in Ventura County. The Burbank Fire Department sent 13 fire personnel – including a battalion chief – as well as three engines to...
  • Brush fire in Glendale closes streets, some evacuations ordered

    Brush fire in Glendale closes streets, some evacuations ordered
    A brush fire has broken out in Glendale between the Ventura (134) and the Glendale (2) freeways, where the transition road has been shut down as firefighters move in. The fire is on the ridge line of the 2100 block of Chevy Chase Drive and Glenoaks...
  • Glendale brush fire threatens homes, shuts down freeways

    Glendale brush fire threatens homes, shuts down freeways
    Dozens of firefighters were trying to get the upper hand on a brush fire in Glendale Friday afternoon as it threatened canyon homes and wrecked havoc on nearby freeways. Evacuation orders were issued for homes in the 500 block of Solway Street....
  • Firefighters quickly contain Glendale fire, remain vigilant overnight

    Firefighters quickly contain Glendale fire, remain vigilant overnight
    Hundreds of firefighters, combined with a massive air attack, were able to contain a fast-moving brush fire in Glendale Friday just hours after it was reported. With the aid of several water-dropping helicopters, more than 200 firefighters were able...
  • Firefighters hope to have Monrovia blaze out by Sunday evening

    Firefighters hope to have Monrovia blaze out by Sunday evening
    Firefighters hope to have a brush fire that burned more than 175 acres in Monrovia out by Sunday evening. The blaze started late Saturday morning in a residential backyard in northwest Monrovia and spread to rugged terrain in bordering wild lands. At one...
  • Hotel chain donates mattresses to La Cañada firefighters

    Hotel chain donates mattresses to La Cañada firefighters
    After a morning hike in the Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles County firefighters who work at Fire Camp 2 returned to their La Cañada Flintridge station, prepared to start an ordinary Monday. But when they filed out of a fire truck, they found a...
  • Glendale donates fire ladder truck to Glendale Community College academy

    Glendale donates fire ladder truck to Glendale Community College academy
    Cadets at the Verdugo Fire Academy will soon get to practice life-saving skills on a 100-foot ladder truck. The Glendale Fire Department on Monday donated the surplus 1990 Seagrave ladder truck to the Glendale Community College academy, which trains...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Think Again: Why closing libraries is wrong

    While he can’t read yet, my 2-year-old son has a passion for books. Every time he enters my office he heads straight for the bookcase. I blame Glendale’s Casa Verdugo Library children’s program, which he attends every week. Each week,...
  • Firefighters battle house garage fire in Glendale [Updated]

    Glendale firefighters are knocking down a residential garage fire near Isabel and E. Dryden Street north of the Ventura (134) Freeway. It was not immediately known what caused the blaze. Firefighters continued to extinguish flames and hot spots as of 7:...