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Friday Morning Garage Fire Sends Up Huge Smoke Cloud

A garage fire on Santa Anita Ave. Friday morning sent up a large cloud of smoke that hung over the hill area of Burbank for some time even after the fire was extinguished.

Firefighters work on clearing a garage after a fire early Friday morning (Photo By Nick Colbert)

Firefighters work on clearing a garage after a fire early Friday morning (Photo By Nick Colbert)

The Burbank Fire Department received a report of a garage fire at 9:05 a.m. and responded with a full assignment to 1062 E. Santa Anita Ave.  The location is about 300 feet west of Sunset Canyon Dr.  The first engine company on scene reported a single family house with heavy smoke coming from the rear.   Firefighters were able to get to the detached garage from the alley behind the home.

Initial reports were that the garage may have been converted to living quarters.  This triggered a response in which firefighters pull additional hose lines, a use more personnel for search and rescue, and fire control.  However it was determined that the garage was not a living quarters, and it was unoccupied.  A total of 21 Burbank Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control, with no reported injuries to civilians or emergency personnel.  Knockdown of the fire was reported at 9:23 a.m.

A Fire Investigator determined that the fire was caused by electrical problems.  Damage to the structure was estimated at $50,000, and $10,000 to the contents.  The house and nearby homes were not damaged by the fire.

Firefighters Make Quick Work of Garage Fire on Cedar Saturday Morning

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)


Garage Fire Does $50,000 in Damage

Photo By Ross A. Benson

Burbank Fire responded to a garage fire on Alameda Avenue just east of Glenoaks.  Upon their arrival they discovered a garage to the rear of a single story house with fire showing. The next engine company in was Glendale’s Engine 27 and they supplied Burbank’s Engine 11 with a water supply as a truck company went to the roof to ventilate.  The fire threatened an exposure to the west but with quick action the garage fire was knocked down and held in place. The fire department used a Unified Response involving companies from Glendale Fire and Burbank Fire  and it worked seamlessly. The cause is still under investigation with the damage listed at $40.000 to the structure and the contents $10,000. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. The six engines and trucks of firefighters that responded were under the Direction of Battalion Chief Dave Schmitt.

Photo By Ross A. Benson

Photo By Ross A. Benson