Firefighters Make Quick Work of Garage Fire on Cedar Saturday Morning

Fire Fighters overhaul a 'packrat' conditions garage following a fire in the 300 Blk. of Cedar Avenue. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank, along with Glendale firefighters, responded to a reported garage fire in the 300 block of W. Cedar Avenue Saturday morning. Upon their arrival they observed heavy smoke coming from a detached

Burbank and Glendale Firefighters extinguish a garage fire in the 300 Block. of W. Cedar Ave. in Burbank. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

garage with an exposure to the main house.  When a firefighter went to open a side door of the garage,  he was knocked down by an explosion.  It was later determined that a can of freon or propane cylendar exloded.

The fire in the garage was deep seated in  ‘pack-rat’ condition.  Firemen had to remove a considerable number of  items to totally extinguish the blaze. The cause is yet to be determined.  Damage was listed at $40,000 to structure and unknown to contents.

Firefighters were under the direction of Battalion Chief Frank Walbert. There were no injuries reported.

Burbank and Glendale firefighters haul out someof the contents in a garage that burned Saturday morning. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)