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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Fire officials: Don't let the rain fool you

    Fire officials: Don't let the rain fool you
    GLENDALE — Rain this week may have added needed moisture to parched hillsides, but officials warned that fire danger remains high. Small fires have already blackened several acres in Southern California, including a light brush fire near the Jet...
  • 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,...