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  • 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...
  • Glendale firefighters learn from 'reality TV'

    Glendale firefighters learn from 'reality TV'
    Capt. Matthew Luchetta sat in the hot seat and called out commands Thursday to fellow firefighters as he took stock of a smoky three-story apartment building on Cypress Street. But it could have just as easily been a plane crash, hazardous materials...
  • Firefighters respond to vegetation fire near Glendale (2) Freeway [Updated]

    Glendale and Los Angeles firefighters are reportedly close to extinguishing a vegetation fire near the southbound Glendale (2) Freeway and Colorado Street. The size of the fire, which was reported about 2:15 p.m., was not immediately available. On-...
  • Amid high fire danger, agencies converge for joint firefighting exercise

    Fire crews from Los Angeles, Glendale, Los Angeles County and the U.S. Forest Service on Thursday converged on a hillside above Sunland for a joint firefighting exercise just days after three brush fires broke across the Southland. The fires were sparked...
  • Fire guts apartment unit in Glendale

    Fire guts apartment unit in Glendale
    Burbank and Glendale city firefighters put out an apartment fire in the 500 block of Irving in Glendale Tuesday afternoon. It was orginally reported that there were people possibly trapped inside, but authorities found no victims and the fire was...
  • 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...
  • Firefighters contain residential blaze in East Glendale

    Firefighters contain residential blaze in East Glendale
    Firefighters on Tuesday successfully contained a blaze to attic area of a multi-unit residential building in East Glendale, a city spokesman said. The building in the 300 block of McHenry Road was evacuated of one tenant, but there were no immediate...
  • Mountain lion reportedly spotted in La Crescenta

    A mountain lion reportedly has been spotted in La Crescenta, the same community where a big black bear was caught and tranquilized last week after frequenting the neighborhood, especially on trash day. Residents on Pineridge Drive were paid a visit...
  • Blaze causes $80K in damage to Glendale business

    An early blaze swept through a medical supplies store Thursday, causing $80,000 in damage, officials said. No one was injured in the fire, which was reported about 2:56 a.m. at Ocean View Health Care on the 3400 block of Ocean View Boulevard, said...
  • In Glendale and La Crescenta, two house fires on Saturday night

    No one was injured Saturday night when two fires broke out in Glendale and La Crescenta. At 9:55 p.m., a fire started at a South Glendale apartment complex causing damage to five apartment units on the 800 block of E. Acacia Avenue. The fire started...
  • Police: Auto repair shop fire may be coincidence

    Police: Auto repair shop fire may be coincidence
    Police say a blaze that ripped through an auto repair shop in Burbank early Saturday may not be related to rash of car fires that have swept through L.A. and portions of the San Fernando Valley. Officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze...
  • Cadets ready for next level after Verdugo Fire Academy graduation

    Cadets ready for next level after Verdugo Fire Academy graduation
    Katherine Thompson stumbled into a job at the Glendale Fire Department nearly by accident. The 29-year-old Los Angeles resident had a degree in theater and was looking to make a career change. She decided to attend nursing school and, while standing in...