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Glendale blaze displaces three families, one firefighter injured

August 22, 2012

The fire at a multi-residential unit complex on Tuesday in East Glendale caused an estimated $225,000 in damage and displaced three families, a city spokesman said.

On firefighter also suffered a cut while attacking the roof blaze that required six stitches, city spokesman Tom Lorenz said.

Firefighters on Tuesday successfully contained the blaze to attic area of the residential complex in the 300 block of McHenry Road shortly after it was reported at about 4:30 p.m. The fire was started by a torch during a re-roofing project, Lorenz said.

A number of street closures in the immediate neighborhood as a massive response, including firefighters from Burbank, staged at East California Avenue and North Chevy Chase Drive.

Damage was estimated at $150,000 to the structure, and $75,000 to the building’s contents, Lorenz said.

The three families – for a total of nine people – all had family accommodations, he added.

-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

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