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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.
By Robert S. Hong | 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.
By Jason Wells and Bill Kisliuk | 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.
April 29, 2014
Firefighters contained a small brush fire Tuesday afternoon before it spread to nearby homes in a north Glendale neighborhood, police said. The fire, which was reported at 3:29 p.m., engulfed a wood fence, palm trees and brush near homes in the 1300 block of North Howard Street, according to Glendale police. But firefighters quickly knocked it down at 3:52 p.m.  While no structures were damaged, three homes remained without power, Glendale fire spokeswoman Brandy Villanueva said.
By Veronica Rocha, | April 10, 2014
A battle on the basketball court between Glendale police and firefighters raised $5,000 for local at-risk youth. Glendale fire personnel defended their championship title again this year, narrowly outscoring police 57-54 during the fourth annual Hoop Heroes game on Sunday at Glendale High School. Police and firefighters were competing to raise money for the Salvation Army's Zone Academy, which is an after-school program offering a safe environment for at-risk youth as well as tutoring in math, language and computer skills for students ages 8 to 13. Event organizers also collected 2,400 pounds of food to help stock the local pantry at the Salvation Army in Glendale, which distributes 12,600 pounds of food per month.
By Nicole Charky, | February 18, 2014
The cause of a 2-acre brush fire on Sunday that prompted the evacuation of 10 homes in the Adams Hills neighborhood is still under investigation, officials said. No one was injured during the blaze, which started at 11:21 a.m. in hillside brush to the rear of the Church of the Recessional of Forest Lawn in the 1900 block of Colombia Drive, according to Glendale Fire spokeswoman Brandy Villanueva. Los Angeles City Fire Department helicopters performed water drops over the three-alarm fire, which required 110 firefighters from throughout the region to extinguish it. While firefighters tried to get a handle on the growing fire, they also ordered residents living nearby to evacuate their homes.
February 16, 2014
Several homes were evacuated Sunday when a brush fire started in the Adams Hills neighborhood, charring a roughly two-acre hillside near Forest Lawn in Glendale, officials said.  The fire that broke out southeast of Forest Lawn was reported about 11:30 a.m., said Brandy Villanueva of Glendale Fire Department. About 110 firefighters from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County knocked down the blaze about 1:10 p.m. No injuries were reported.
By Veronica Rocha, | January 16, 2014
Six engine companies from Glendale and Burbank fire departments were deployed Thursday to help hundreds of firefighters attack the raging Colby fire that blackened more than 1,700 acres near Glendora. The companies, as well as a Glendale fire water tender, were part of three strike teams from the region sent to provide additional support in battling the blaze in the Angeles National Forest, according to fire officials. Each strike team had 22 firefighters. The blaze was roughly 5 acres when it was first reported at 5:52 a.m. and then grew quickly, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
By Alene Tchekmedyian, | January 4, 2014
During training, instructor Robert Sepulveda had each Verdugo Fire Academy cadet bring a picture of a loved one to class. When times got tough and the cadets thought about giving up, he'd ask them to look at the picture, and imagine their loved one was the person who needed to be saved from a burning building. For Ryan Santos, it was his 11-year-old brother Matthew. For Randy Rivera, it was his younger sisters. Rivera would take one look at the picture, and “the push-ups started doing themselves.” Santos and Rivera are among the 41 cadets who graduated from the academy Saturday after an intensive yearlong training program, which officials compared to a “miniature boot camp.” The ceremony was dedicated to the 19 Arizona “hotshots” killed in June in the Yarnell Hill wildfire.
By Veronica Rocha, | October 31, 2013
Police are investigating the owner of an illegal marijuana growing site discovered by firefighters last weekend in a south Glendale apartment after heavy smoke was seen coming from a window, officials said. Detectives haven't arrested anyone in connection with the grow, which yielded 60 marijuana plants and was equipped with a carbon filter, high-intensity lighting and cooling and irrigation systems, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. Still, they are looking into who is responsible for growing the marijuana in the 200 block of North Belmont Street, she added.
October 17, 2013
Glendale fire crews are battling two blazes, one of which has forced the closure of the southbound Glendale (2) Freeway interchange to the eastbound Ventura (134) Freeway. Firefighters responded about 3:46 p.m. to a brush fire in Los Angeles near the freeway interchange, said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. Local firefighters joined 40 firefighters on the ground from the Los Angeles Fire Department as well as three helicopters in trying to extinguish the blaze which is described as "stubborn," according to a tweet posted by the Los Angeles Fire Department.
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