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Late Night Accident Requires Physical Rescue To Remove Patients

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters were called to the intersection of Buena Vista and Olive Ave at 2:45 AM after the driver of a Honda Passport crashed head on into the street standard.

Burbank Paramedics worked on the male driver and found the passenger was trapped in the seat. They called for a Truck Company that has specialized tools that will cut away at the door.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

The assignment required two rescue ambulances one to transport the driver to a local hospital and the passenger needed to go to a trauma center with additional injuries. 

Burbank Police will determine what caused the accident and if alcohol was a factor. There were skid marks through the intersection leading to the final resting spot. 

 

Burbank Firefighters Kept Busy with Freeway Emergencies

The Burbank Fire Department is kept busy with two freeways running through town on regular basis.

Monday nite it was no different, they were called a couple of times with accidents, fires, and even a physical rescue.

A complete physical rescue was called at 9:50 pm with a reported car over the side of the embankment. The dispatch included 2 engine companies, a truck company with the ‘Jaws of Life’ a rescue ambulance and a Battalion Chief. 

Upon their arrival Westbound 134 just east of Buena Vista they located a Mini Cooper over the side resting against a large tree. Firefighters had to secure the car from moving so they secured it with a safety strap and chain to a parked fire truck company on the freeway. Once they got it secured two Paramedics got inside to treat the passenger, the remaining firefighters worked on cutting the roof off and spreading doors to get the patient out on a backboard.

Firefighters worked quickly as Paramedics treated the patient while making contact with the hospital, advising them what they were working on. Even thought the emergency was within 5000 feet of Saint Joseph’s Medical Center the Paramedics determined the injuries required them to transport to a Trauma Center and the closest was Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. 

California Highway Patrol was on scene to take a report and direct traffic around the emergency. They issued a SIGALERT for that part of the freeway while they investigated and allowed the firefighters safety.

The firefighters cleared away all their equipment while a tow truck was figuring a way to remove the car.

All the while Burbank Firefighters across town were working on another incident on the I-5 at Burbank.

 

 

 

 

Struck Fire Hydrant Provides A Little Relief On a 100 Degree Day

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

While Burbank Firefighters were attempting to shut off the water supply to this Fire Hydrant that was struck in the 900 Blk of Valley Street Friday afternoon.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

A couple of residences took advantage of the extra water that was flowing. One resident decided to walk into the spray and cool off as the temperatures exceeded 100 degrees, another resident grabbed a bucket and was scooping water and watering his plants and lawn, while a couple of Labrador dogs wondered what happened to their favorite hydrant.

The water flow was shut down within a few minutes, and the street resumed normal traffic flow.

Head On Crash Sends Two To Local Hospitals

Burbank Police & Burbank Fire responded to Delaware Road and Glenoaks Blvd at 1:30 AM for a reported Head On Car Collision.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Police were the first on scene and closed Glenoaks Blvd. in both directions, and requested Fire for a person trapped in one of the cars. 

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Fire sent a Truck Company and required two Rescue Ambulances to transport the patients. One going to LA County with traumatic injuries and the other to a local hospital with less severe injuries. 

The damage was extensive to both cars. The cause will be investigated by Burbank Police Traffic Officers.

 

 

Brush Fire Consumes 10 Acres Several Homes Spared.

Photo Courtesy The Burbank Fire Department

The Burbank Police and Fire Department received many calls reporting a brush fire in the 1000 Block of Hamline Place around 2:39 PM Wednesday afternoon.

The Fire Department responded a brush assignment and quickly called for a second alarm seven minutes later when the first units reported smoke showing. The second alarm included fire equipment from Glendale, and Pasadena a third alarm was called at 2:45 which included Fire Equipment from LA City Fire with helicopter assistance.

Photo Courtesy The Burbank Fire Department

The helicopters made a quick attack on the head of the blaze which gave ground crews the chance to move into place as the fire worked it’s way uphill toward homes on Viewcrest Drive.

The Police started evacuating several residences near Viewcrest and Howard Count as the flames approached and Firefighters started to put into place Engines and Firefighters working structure protection.

The helicopters used the Starlight Mesa landing pads to refill making their return only minutes away.

The fire was knocked down and totally surrounded while LA County Camp Crews remained overnight putting out small spot fires.

The cause remains under investigation and there were no injuries.

The Burbank Police Department investigated two residential burglaries that occurred in the evacuated area while the area was closed off to the public.

 

 

 

Burbank Firefighters Make A Quick Knockdown of Interior Fire at Music Studio

Burbank FireFighters were notified by an alert Burbank Police Officer on routine patrol of smoke showing from a business in the 1100 BLK. of Hollywood Way.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Firefighters arriving on scene reported smoke showing from what they thought was an auto repair business named AAmco Transmission. They had to force the door and smoke came pouring out. 

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

It took Firefighters a little over 20 minutes to obtain a knockdown. It was found that a music studio occupied the front of the building that was marked AAmco Transmission.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

A Fire Investigator was called to determine the cause and is continuing his investigation which was caused accidental, not suspicious in nature.  

Burbank Police closed Hollywood Way in both directions as Firefighters equipment blocked the street.

Damages have yet to be determined, like the cause.

 

Burbank Resident Arrested Following Standoff

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Burbank Police were called to the 1300 block of North Lincoln Street Saturday mid-morning after receiving a call of ‘Shots Fired’ within a residence.

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Burbank Police responded and made contact with an acquaintance who confirmed that a gun was discharged within the house.

Police attempted to make contact with the person responsible for the firing and he chose to barricade himself inside.  Burbank officers closed the street and had neighbors on both sides and across the street from the house evacuate their residences and remain a safe distance away.

Burbank Officers called for their armored vehicle, the Bearcat and their K-9 unit in to assist. Following a 20 minute period of negotiations, the person responsible for the discharge, Jason Dennis, came out to awaiting officers. 

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Additional officers made entry into the house to make sure there were no victims inside. 

Burbank Police arrested Jason Dennis for negligent discharge of a weapon. Detectives were called to continue the investigation and they requested a search warrant to gather additional evidence from the home. During the search, they recovered several weapons and evidence of where the shot was originally fired. 

Burbank Fire Department was on scene with an engine company and rescue ambulance and Battalion Chief. 

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

 

 

Fire Service Day Joined with National Police Week Celebrated by Thousands Locally

This past Saturday The Burbank Fire and Police Department opened their doors for the community to see it’s operations and all the services they both offer the community. 

Myburbank had a couple of photographers covering the event and here is what they got to see.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

 

 

Man Survives Fall Off Flood Control Bridge

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters along with Burbank Police officers were called to the flood control channel on Flower Street near Olive Avenue behind Borrmann Steel Tuesday after a man jumped off a bridge into the channel.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

The 30 year old Lancaster man, who was suffering from one, possibly two broken legs, was treated by Burbank Paramedics.

The rescue required Firefighters to descend into the wash and then use ropes and a stokes basket that was lifted by a fire truck with specialized equipment.

The victim, who was reportedly under the influence, was transported to a trauma center for treatment.

 

Burbank Fire Fighters Make Quick Attack On Smoldering House Fire

Burbank Fire Fighters were called to the 800 Blk of California Street late last night after neighbors reported seeing smoke coming form the roof.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Fire Fighters arrived on scene and found a single family single story resident with lazy smoke rising from the roof vents. Neighbors reported to the arriving Fire Fighters that no one was home and the Firefighters had to force entry into the house.

Breaking windows and gaining entry Firefighters found no smoke no fire in the house. Using heat seeking devices they located a heat source in the attic area over a bedroom in the front portion of the residence.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Firefighters using poles opened up the ceiling and found the cause of the smoke to be a smoldering insulation and beams.

The assignments called for 3 engines companies 2 truck companies a rescue ambulance and a Battalion Chief.

Firefighters overhauled the room where the smoldering was and a cause investigator was called to the scene. No personal were injured and the damage was not listed at this time.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)