March 12, 2013
A 12-year-old cat that was resuscitated by Glendale firefighters during an apartment fire last month is now an orphan. [Updated 5:30 p.m.: At about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the cat, Glinda, was adopted from the Pasadena Humane Society. Ricky Whitman, a spokeswoman for the shelter, said she was unsure whether the new owners had read about her plight. Even so, "She's on her way home," Whitman said. ] The owners of the black cat, which was found unconscious during the Feb. 18 blaze at the Fort Dearborn Home complex on West Doran Street, did not come forward to claim her, despite, according to fire officials, being contacted.
February 18, 2013
Glendale firefighters were able to revive a cat that was pulled from a burning second-story apartment unit on Monday. No one was injured in the blaze that was reported just after 10:17a.m. at the Fort Dearborn Home complex in the 400 block of West Doran Street, said Glendale Battalion Chief Vincent Rifino. Flames from the second-story unit quickly spread to the apartment above, but firefighters were able to contain the blaze and keep the fire from spreading to other units. After pulling the unresponsive cat from the second-story apartment, firefighters administered oxygen atop a nearby car and were able to revive the feline as crews continued to battle the blaze, Rifino said.
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.
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.
October 30, 2012
A brush fire that broke out just north of the Ventura (134) Freeway Tuesday climbed a nearby hillside and briefly threatened homes in adjacent Glendale before it was extinguished shortly after noon, officials reported. The fire, reported at 10:48 a.m. near the westbound lanes in Eagle Rock, prompted authorities to prepare residents on Sleepy Hollow Drive in Glenoaks Canyon to evacuate as water-dropping helicopters and ground crews from several fire agencies, including Glendale, battled the slow-moving blaze.
September 11, 2012
Firefighters and police officials across the region on Tuesday marked the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people. Fire Station 21 in Glendale held a flag ceremony in honor of the people, including the first responders, who perished in the attacks. It was a scene that played out in cities across the Southland, including Burbank and Pasadena. It's become an annual tradition for firefighters across the nation, whose counterparts in New York suffered heavy casualities during the initial response to the attacks, and subsequent collapse of the Word Trade Center towers.
September 4, 2012
Firefighters doused a quarter-acre fire Sunday at Scholl Canyon Park, officials said. Witnesses reported seeing the fire about 12:36 p.m. on a hillside at the park in the 2800 block of East Glenoaks Boulevard, Glendale police officials said. No one was injured and no structures were damaged during the fire, officials said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. -- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News Follow Veronica on Google+ and Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA
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.
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.
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.