September 26, 2011
Firefighters on Monday morning extinguished a blaze from a second-floor apartment on Windsor Road, officials said. The blaze occurred about 10:56 a.m. at an apartment building in the 500 block of East Windsor Road, fire officials said. Fire crews arrived at the building and discovered smoke and fire inside the apartment. They put out the blaze in about 11 minutes. No one was hurt in the blaze, but a family was displaced by the fire. The family will receive aid from the American Red Cross, officials said.
September 27, 2013
Glendale firefighters on Thursday received a special honor from students at Holy Family High School for their dedication to the community. Students and school staff recognized members of the Glendale Fire Department for their hard work and service during an appreciation ceremony at the college preparatory Catholic school. Firefighters and personnel respond to more 16,000 incidents annually, including hazardous spills and fire and medical calls, according to department officials.
October 18, 2006
GLENDALE — When two Glendale firefighters suffered serious injuries at the height of the Calabasas fire in 1996, Glendale Beautiful planted a tree at Casa Adobe and dedicated a plaque in their honor. On Tuesday, 10 years later, firefighters Bill Jensen and Scott French stood in front of the growing Valley Oak at a luncheon held in their honor. Glendale Beautiful hosted the event to serve as a reminder of the efforts the firefighters made in service to their community.
March 9, 2012
Burbank firefighters extinguished a blaze Thursday that was confined to within the exterior walls of a home. Responding to reports of smoke at 6:40 p.m. in a house on the 200 block of North Niagara Street, firefighters used rotary saws to cut into the home's exterior, where the found the fire traveling up through the walls. There were no immediate reports of injuries, and the cause of the fire remained under investigation. -- Ross A. Benson, for Times Community News
August 21, 2012
Firefighters are responding to a three-alarm fire at a multi-unit residential complex in East Glendale. The fire, in the 300 block of McHenry Road not far from the Ventura (134) Freeway, was reported at about 4:30 p.m., with initial reports of smoke coming from an attic. Emergency crews were starting to block off access to the area as firefighters mount a massive response to the blaze. There were no immediate details available about possible injuries, evacuations or the number of units affected.
November 30, 2012
Firefighters are responding to a second alarm house fire in Glendale, which was reported earlier today on North Jackson Street. Crews are continuing to battle the blaze in the 1300 block of North Jackson Street. Units from Burbank Fire have been called in to assist. Information on possible injuries, or damage to the structure, was not immediately available. Heavy fire was reported in the attic, through which firefighters have cut holes to assist with fighting the blaze. [Update 1:50 p.m.: Crews appear to have gained control of the fire at the single-story house, which at one point had flames coming from its roof.
August 28, 2012
Firefighters from three agencies got the upper hand Tuesday on a one-acre brush fire in La Crescenta that closed two lanes of the 210 Freeway, authorities said. The fire, first reported at 12:55 p.m., burned roughly an acre next to the westbound lanes of the freeway before it was knocked down at 1:47 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Quvondo Johnson. Firefighters from the Glendale, Los Angeles and Los Angeles County responded to the blaze, which burned terrain east of Pennsylvania Avenue.
January 8, 2013
We would like to thank all the Glendale and county firefighters that responded to our house fire on Dec. 17. We had a chimney fire that went into the attic, and we had no idea it was happening. There was no smell of smoke or smoke alarms that went off. An unknown, good neighbor seeing flames from our chimney called 911, and the Fire Department arrived and started to work its magic. In no time at all, some were on our roof cutting holes to ventilate the fire while others were doing whatever they could to protect our belongings within.
August 9, 2010
A small brush fire that broke out at 5 p.m. Monday in Griffith Park was contained after it scorched about 5 acres, officials said. Water-dropping helicopters were called in to assist with the blaze, which reportedly started near the northeast corner of the park before moving slowly uphill. The fire was visible from the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways as firefighters, including from Glendale and Burbank, worked in steep terrain to contain the blaze. The fire snarled evening traffic as authorities closed down some freeway ramps and lanes for firefighter access.