Early Morning Fire Destroys Strip Mall Businesses

By On August 13, 2013

While on routine patrol Tuesday morning, alert Burbank police officers spotted a fire that had just started in a strip mall at 1515 N. San Fernando Blvd.

Firefighters work to knockdown the flames in a business on Tuesday morning (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

Firefighters work to knockdown the flames in a business on Tuesday morning (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

Burbank firefighters were dispatched at 4:16 am and saw smoke visible from a distance.  Upon arriving on scene a second alarm was called and shortly after that a knockdown was declared at 4:40 am.

The fire started at Tina’s Nail & Spa and then spread to a couple of the nearby businesses including Lil Jewel’s, One Price Cleaners and Guidos Pizza.  Most of the damage occurred due to a shared, common attic. Fast work by firefighters limited the damage and saved several other businesses nearby.

A firefighter cuts through a security gate so firemen can enter the business to change for fire extension (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

A firefighter cuts through a security gate so firemen can enter the business to change for fire extension (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

A fire investigator was dispatched to the scene and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. No injuries were reported to firefighters and no damage estimates have been given yet.

Firefighters work to stop a fire that was in a common attic (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

Firefighters work to stop a fire that was in a common attic (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

A firefighter cuts a hole in the roof for ventilation (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

A firefighter cuts a hole in the roof for ventilation (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

Firefighters remove outside tiles so they can get to the attic during early morning fire (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

Firefighters remove outside tiles so they can get to the attic during early morning fire (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

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