Burbank Firefighters Quickly Take Care of House Fire

Photo by © Ross A Benson)

Burbank fire received a report of a roof on fire in the 700 block of East Valencia on Friday, August 17 at 3:43 pm.

Upon arrival, Engine 11 reported heavy smoke coming from the attic vents in the house and proceeded to lay a line to start fire attack while Truck 11 arrived on scene and started to vent the roof.

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Once they vented the roof, the fire could be briefly seen before being doused by the quick acting firemen. Other firefighters quickly entered the residence with tarps to spread over the furniture to help protect it from smoke and water damage.

Incident command asked for an additional paramedic unit and two more engines to help with manpower. Glendale’s Truck 21 also responded and assisted at the scene as part of the mutual aid agreement between the cities.

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)


Battalion Chief Kenet Robertson called a knockdown of the fire at 4:09 pm while crews continued to work on salvage at the scene.

There were no injuries reported and the damage amount has been listed at $100.000.00 to the structure and $75, 000 to the contents. The cause of the fire was not reported a witness at the scene noted that there was workman working at the house at the time the fire started.