Early Morning Fire Damages Home on Oak Street

By On February 20, 2018

Photo By Ross A. Benson

Burbank firefighters were called out in the early morning on Tuesday at 1:16 am for a possible attic fire at 1616 Oak Street in Burbank.

Photo By Ross A. Benson

Engine 15, stationed just a couple of blocks away, was first on scene and reported light smoke coming from the attic on the second story of the home.

Burbank’s Battalion Chief arrived on scene shortly after and asked for a second alarm assignment because of the size and complexity of the house according to PIO Battalion Chief John Owings. The second alarm consisted of both Burbank and Glendale firefighters along with Glendale’s Battalion Chief to aid.

Crews made an aggressive coordinated attack which resulted in containing the fire to the attic only. 

A firefighter carries out a dog which was uninjured from the residence (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Burbank police provided traffic control and Burbank Water and Power was requested to help secure utilities to the affected structure. 

Firefighters called a ‘knockdown’ to the fire at 2:22 am.

There were no reported injuries to civilian or fire personnel and the fire was declared “knocked down at 02:22hrs.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Burbank Firefighters gather information during the house fire incident preparing for the overhaul. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Photo By Ross A. Benson

Photo By Ross A. Benson