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Fire Destroys Home on South Lake Street Thursday Night

Burbank fire responded to a report of a house fire at 10:24 pm on Thursday, February 13 in the 1200 block of South Lake Street.

Once dispatched, Burbank Battalion Chief Tray White reported seeing smoke from the Olive overpass as he was heading to the scene. Engine 15 was first on scene and reported seeing heavy black smoke coming from a single story home.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

As firefighters worked to try to control the fire it spread to the attic and soon flames were seen coming from the roof. A second alarm was called at 10:43 which brought additional engines to the scene.

At one point firefighters went to a ‘defensive mode’, which is for firefighter safety and all firefighters on the roof and inside fighting the fire retreated outside to help pour water on the house until it was safe to enter again.

The fire was finally brought under control and a knockdown was called at 11:44 pm.

During the fire, Battalion Chiefs from both Glendale and Pasadena were dispatched to the scene to help. Burbank fire stations were manned by Glendale engines and trucks to take care of any other emergencies or first aids that may have occurred in Burbank.

Burbank Firefighter Jon Stockton carries one of the dogs to safety during the house fire. (Photo by Ross A Benson)

There were no injuries reported. The homeowner was accounted for along with one of his dogs.  The other dog was located inside the house deceased.

A fire investigator was dispatched to the scene. No cause has been disclosed at this time.

Damage to the structure was estimated at $400,000 to the structure and $100,000 to the contents.

 

 

 

Burbank Firefighters Quickly Take Care of House Fire

Burbank fire received a report of a roof on fire in the 700 block of East Valencia on Friday, August 17 at 3:43 pm.

Upon arrival, Engine 11 reported heavy smoke coming from the attic vents in the house and proceeded to lay a line to start fire attack while Truck 11 arrived on scene and started to vent the roof.

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

Once they vented the roof, the fire could be briefly seen before being doused by the quick acting firemen. Other firefighters quickly entered the residence with tarps to spread over the furniture to help protect it from smoke and water damage.

Incident command asked for an additional paramedic unit and two more engines to help with manpower. Glendale’s Truck 21 also responded and assisted at the scene as part of the mutual aid agreement between the cities.

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)

 

Battalion Chief Kenet Robertson called a knockdown of the fire at 4:09 pm while crews continued to work on salvage at the scene.

There were no injuries reported and the damage amount has been listed at $100.000.00 to the structure and $75, 000 to the contents. The cause of the fire was not reported a witness at the scene noted that there was workman working at the house at the time the fire started.

Burbank Fire Knocks Down House Fire Within Minutes

Burbank Fire Department responded to the 2000  block of Brighton at 3:44 p.m. Friday afternoon to a reported house fire with an elderly woman inside.

(Photo by © Ross A Benson)

The first Engine on scene reported a working fire in a single story set of duplexes, with fire blowing out the front unit.  Firefighters went to extinguish the blaze while Burbank Paramedics treated a 97-year-old female who was inside the house when it caught fire. They later transported the 97-year-old to a local hospital with some minor burn type injuries.

While the fire was being extinguished firefighters cut ventilation holes in the roof and made sure the fire did not extend to the other units from a common attic. The fire was knocked down within 10 minutes.

The fire cause is under normal investigation and the damage which was contained to the front unit was not put at a value.

Here is a galley from the incident. ( Click on any image to enlarge the picture)

 

 

 

Afternoon Fire Destroys Burbank Home

Burbank firefighters were dispatched to a house fire in the 1200 block of Sixth St. in Burbank for smoke coming from an attic in the home.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Burbank’s Engine 11 was first on scene and reported heavy smoke coming from the rear of the two-story home. The first truck on scene immediately went to the roof to try and ventilate the attic area to get control of the fire.

As the fire continued to burn, a second alarm was called at 1:19 pm.

According to Battalion Chief Ron Barone over 50 firefighters responded from Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena using the Mutual Aid system. Glendale and Pasadena firefighters also were relocated in vacant Burbank fire stations to stand by for other calls.

Barone said that two residents were displaced because of the fire and will not need Red Cross assistance.

One Burbank Fire Fighter was treated at the scene and then transported to St. Joseph Hospital with heat exhaustion and for precautionary reasons.

Burbank & Glendale Fire Recruits were brought to the scene to learn fire behavior during the incident, they also lent a hand filling air bottles and pulling needed hose.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

A preliminary estimate put the damage at $500,000 to the structure and $200,000 to the contents. An investigation is under way to determine the cause of the fire.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

 

Burbank Firefighters Extinguish House Fire

Burbank Fire responded a full alarm structure assignment to a house fire at 1825 North Maple Street Friday around 12:25 pm.

Upon arriving on scene, the first engine company reported smoke coming from the windows of a one story house and initiated search and rescue and an interior attack.

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(Photo Courtesy Gerry Stilgenbauer)

Two engine companies advanced interior attack lines fighting the fire while the remainder of the assignment performed rooftop ventilation and secured utilities.

Firefighters also initiated a rapid intervention group for firefighter rescue needs and attended to the medical evaluation of one occupant who was outside upon our arrival and had been exposed to smoke. She was evaluated by paramedics and refused further treatment or transport to the hospital.

Once the initial rescue ambulance was committed to help the resident, an additional Rescue Ambulance was requested to augment medical resource capabilities

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(Photo Courtesy Gerry Stilgenbauer)

The fire was knocked down approximately fifteen minutes after arrival of the 21 personnel on scene. Burbank Police performed street closures allowing companies to move freely and safely about the narrow street and their apparatus.

There were no firefighter injuries and the occupant was making arrangements to stay with a relative.

An investigator was requested and will conduct a follow-up investigation of the incident to establish a cause. Loss estimates were $100,000.00 to the structure and $100,000.00 to contents.

Small House Fire Knocked Down Quickly

Firefighters responded to a home at 1480 Clybourn Ave. on Tuesday afternoon at 5:09 pm for a report of a dryer on fire inside of a house.

(Photo Courtesy of Chester Brown)

(Photo Courtesy of Chester Brown)

Upon arriving on scene, firefighters observed moderate black smoke showing from the rear of a single story home. After making sure everyone had exited the structure, firefighters quickly found the fire and knocked it down within minutes, containing it to one room.

Burbank Fire Department responded 3 Engine Companies, 2 Truck Companies, 1 Rescue Ambulance and 1 Battalion Chief. The estimated loss to the structure was $200,000 and $50,000 loss to contents.

There were no injuries and the Red Cross was notified for a displaced resident.

The fire is still currently under investigation.

Burbank Firefighters Make Quick Work of House Fire

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank firefighters were dispatched to a house fire Sunday night at 9:24 pm in the 400 block of N. Orchard. Burbank police on scene first, reported that the home was fully engulfed in flames.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Upon arrival, firefighters determined that the flames appeared to be on the outside of the home and were threatening the home’s attic through ventilation holes.  A neighbor along with a Police Officer with a garden hose were attempting to put out the flames.

Quick work by firemen both inside and outside, along with roof ventilation supplied by a truck company, had the fire declared a knockdown in 27 minutes at 9:51 pm.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Reports from the scene indicated that the fire might have started outside the structure near some recycling. An investigator was called to the scene.

Engine 15 reported that there was $50,000 damage to the structure and $2,000 damage done to contents.

An official cause has yet to be determined and is still under investigation.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Fire Destroys Burbank Home

John Savageau assisted with this story

Burbank Firefighters received a call of a possible house fire on the 700 block of East Palm at 2:27 Wednesday afternoon.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

According to Captain Peter Hendrickson, Burbank Fire Department Public Information Officer, there were two elderly individuals in the front unit when the fire broke out, and both escaped without injury.  Burbank Police joined firefighters in a room-to-room search to ensure no additional people remained in the building. Police then started to evacuate the nearby apartments.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Firemen quickly upgraded the call to a 2nd alarm and began flooding the residence with water, they had to leave the inside when the roof began to collapse in areas.  It took firefighters over two hours to declare a knockdown of the flames at 4:43 pm.

Firefighters had to also battle weather conditions to make sure winds did not blow embers to nearby structures and high temperatures also made it tough for firefighters to stay hydrated during the incident.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Damage estimates were $400,000 to the structure and $30,000 to the contents inside.

Investigators were called to the scene but have still not determined a cause for the fire at this time. There were no injuries reported.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Small Vegetation Fire Damages Burbank Home

Just after noon on Saturday, a full assignment of Burbank Fire Department units consisting of three Engines, two Trucks, one Rescue Ambulance, and a Battalion Chief, was dispatched to a reported house fire at 840 E Cedar Ave.

Photo By Nick Colbert

Photo By Nick Colbert

Engine 11 was on scene quickly and reported an outside vegetation fire up against the house with possible extension into the attic of a single story home. All occupants were out of the structure and were attempting to extinguish the fire with a garden hose.

The fire had already spread into the attic by the time firefighters had arrived on scene and ladders were quickly thrown to the roof so they could assist in fighting the fire from above. The fire in the attic was knocked down quickly as it was a small area in the rear portion of the home.

Photo By Nick Colbert

Photo By Nick Colbert

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and a total damage loss estimate was not available, although damage to the interior of the home was minimal.

No injuries were reported

Burbank House Fire Kills Woman

A Burbank woman was killed and her son and daughter-in-law were injured as their house was consumed in flames Saturday night in Burbank.

Burbank Firefighters getting control of the house fire that claimed the life of a Burbank woman Saturday night. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters getting control of the house fire that claimed the life of a Burbank woman Saturday night. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Units from the Burbank Fire Department were dispatched at 9:21 p.m. Saturday  to a report of a house fire at 910 N.  Evergreen St. (between Magnolia Blvd. and Clark Ave.) in Burbank with the possibility of someone trapped inside.  On their way to the call, Engine 12 reported that smoke was already visible from several blocks away.

As they arrived on scene firemen reported that the house was already completely involved if flames to the front of the residence.  Firefighters immediately went inside to try and rescue anyone still trapped.   Battling flames and thick smoke that filled the inside of the home, firefighters eventually found a woman inside near the back porch of the home.  The woman, in her 70’s, was in full cardiac arrest when she was found. They brought her out into the front yard of the home where paramedics were waiting to administer CPR.

Burbank Firefighters wet down some the remains of some furniture that was removed from the living room of the burned house.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters wet down some the remains of some furniture that was removed from the living room of the burned house.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Paramedics rushed the victim to Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.  Both her son and daughter-in-law received non life-threatening injuries and were also transported to he hospital.  The status of their condition was not available. The names of he victims have not been released. Burbank Animal Control was also called to the scene for a deceased dog.

Three engines, two trucks and a paramedic squad extinguished the flames in about 20 minutes.  There was no immediate estimate of the damage to the structure or contents, but the damage to the house appeared to be quite extensive.

Fire Investigators from both Burbank and Pasadena  was called to the scene as well as Burbank Police detectives.  The cause of the fire has still not been determined at this time.

Note: Ross A Benson and Stan Lynch contributed to this story.

A friend consoles the son and daughter-in-law of a woman who died in a house fire before they were treated by paramedics (Photo By Nick Colbert

A friend consoles the son and daughter-in-law of a woman who died in a house fire before they were treated by paramedics (Photo By Nick Colbert)

Fire Investigators from Burbank and Pasadena look for the cause of the fire at 910 Evergreen Street. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Fire Investigators from Burbank and Pasadena look for the cause of the fire at 910 Evergreen Street. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters prepare to extinguish the flames that consumed to front of the house at 910 N. Evergreen Street Saturday evening. (© 2013 Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters prepare to extinguish the flames that consumed to front of the house at 910 N. Evergreen Street Saturday evening. (© 2013 Ross A. Benson)