Shots Fired Call is Instead a Small Residential Fire

By On August 21, 2016

A little after 5 am Saturday morning, the Burbank Police Department received a report of shots fired in the 300 block of E. Tujunga Ave.

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Within minutes multiple units were on scene and observed smoke rising from a structure. The Burbank Fire Department was immediately notified and dispatched multiple engine and truck companies from around the city.

Burbank Police learned from neighbors and bystanders at the scene that a single male resides in the apartment from which the smoke was coming from. Police rushed to the apartment and made forced entry just as the first engine company arrived on scene.

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Firefighters entered the unit and found a couch that was on fire. Burbank firefighters began their attack.

Within 10 minutes of the original call, the fire was out and the man that neighbors claimed lived alone in the apartment was rushed out and transported to the hospital.

Police on scene did not find any evidence of a shooting. The cause of the fire is under investigation.