Fire in Coverted Garage Kills Dog, Does Serious Damage

A firefighters mans a hose as he looks for hot spots to put out (Photo By Nick Colbert)

At 8:03 P.M., Burbank Firefighters responded to a report of heavy smoke coming from the garage to the rear of 620 N Griffith Park Drive. Engine 15 was first on-scene and reported smoke showing to the rear of the address.  Upon making entry to the garage, a small flash-over occurred.

The garage, which was converted to a living area, was well involved with fire which also extended into the attic. Battalion Chief Eric Garcia was in command of the operations during the fire which took about 20 minutes to knockdown, mostly because of the stubborn fire in the attic.

Burbank firefighters responded in force to put out a fire in a garage that was converted into living quarters behind a residence in the Rancho area.   (Photo By Nick Colbert)

No firefighters or civilians were injured, but one dog perished in the blaze.  As a result Burbank Animal Control was called to the scene to assist with removal of the dog.

The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined but the estimated damage was $80,000 to the structure and $40,000 to its contents.




The interior of the garage was completely gutted after a flash fire enveloped the residence (Photo By Nick Colbert)