Glendale, Burbank Firefighters Team Up to Battle Blaze

Photo courtesy Glendale Fire Department
Firefighters from Glendale and Burbank on Sunday fought off a blaze on Alameda Drive that threatened a two-story apartment building next door.

Glendale firefighters, with assistance from their Burbank peers, successfully fought off a structure fire on Sunday that threatened a nearby apartment complex.
Four ladder trucks and seven engines responded to the fire Sunday morning in the 1100 block of Alameda Drive. Glendale Fire Chief Silvio Lanzas said a detached garage there was well-involved by the time firefighters arrived and that the blaze had begun damaging adjacent fences and buildings, including a two-story apartment building next door.
Firefighters contained the blaze within half an hour and spent another three hours on cleanup. Lanzas said investigators determined the fire was accidental and caused by electricity. One firefighter was examined on the scene for a bout of dizziness, Lanzas said, but was cleared and resumed work at the site.
Lanzas praised the work between the Glendale and Burbank fire departments.
“It was seamless,” he said. “The communication and cooperation between them, you almost wouldn’t know they were separate departments.”
The detached garage, which was destroyed, was valued at around $100,000, the fire chief said, and the response saved $3 million in potential additional damage.

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