Burbank Firefighters responded to the 100 block of N. Niagara St. along with several Burbank Police officers. after receiving many calls of an unknown type fire behind the commercial business at the corner of Niagara St. and Olive Ave. at 4:56 p.m. Monday.
Engine 15, the first engine on scene, found a fence and some yard tools on fire with flames threatening power and phone lines overhead. Once they had the bulk of the fire knocked down they determined that the fire also involved some propane tanks. with the fire spreading to the eaves and into the attic of the house.
Smoke bellowing from the fire could be seen all over Burbank and North Hollywood. It attracted several people to check out what was happening, which required Burbank Police to close some streets and alleys in the vicinity of the blaze.
Burbank Fire responded three engines two truck companies a paramedic ambulance all under the direction of Battalion Chief Steve Briggs. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians, and the damage was listed as $42,000 to the structure and $2,000 to the contents outside. The cause has not been determined.