"Pacific IC" - Burbank, CA - June 29, 2015

At just after 3AM on June 29, 2015 the Burbank Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 3401 W. Pacific Avenue. Arriving units reported fire through the roof of a single story metal finishing company which posed hazardous materials issues. The fire quickly escalated to a 2nd alarm bringing more firefighting equipment to the scene. The fire was extinguished quickly and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


"Ash IC" - Burbank, CA - June 6, 2015

At about 1912 hrs. on June 6, 2015 the Burbank Fire Department responded to a reported apartment house fire in the 100 block of Ash Street. Arriving units reported smoke and fire visible from a 2nd story apartment, quickly escalating the incident to a 2nd alarm. Swift action by responding units led to a quick knock down on the fire. Although the residents were not home at the time of the fire, their poodle Coco was treated by BFD personnel and reunited with her owners. ©2015 Craig Durling


Cabrini IC - LAFD Rollover Traffic Collision - March 8, 2014

At around noon on March 8, 2014 units from LAFD and Burbank Fire responded to a rollover traffic collision with a sheared hydrant at Cabrini Drive and Glenoaks Blvd in Sun Valley. The driver of a white van, who was transported to an area hospital, reportedly struck several parked cars and trees coming down Cabrini Drive ultimately. One parked vehicle was struck so hard it rolled over onto the grass after being pushed for over 30 feet. No other injuries were reported and the exact cause of the collision is under investigation by LAPD.

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Evergreen IC - House Fire - Burbank, CA

At about 9:20pm on October 19, 2013 the Burbank Fire Department responded to a reported house fire at 910 N. Evergreen.  Arriving units reported heavy fire showing from the front of the residence.  Although the flames were quickly knocked down, one victim was rescued from inside and transported in full arrest.  All images © Craig Durling

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"Glenoaks IC" Four Alarm Commercial Structure Fire, Burbank, CA

A daytime fire in the rear of a flooring/carpet store in downtown Burbank quickly escalated to a 4th alarlm bringing in resources from several neighboring communities. The fire consumed Beauty Kiss Carpets at 140 S. Glenoaks in Burbank.



FAP Episode #48 - Burbank Water Main Break & Recent Incident Recaps

faplogosmall On this episode of Fireground Action Photography Ross Benson and Craig Durling debrief a major water main break they covered in downtown Burbank.  They'll also recap some other recent incidents and discuss the different ways YOU can participate in the podcast. Join our "Fireground" Flickr community, upload your images to the comment/critique forum and join in any of the ongoing conversations.  Use the forum to post your own Lightroom-related comments or questions and we'll be sure to address them on Part 2 of our Lightroom Roundtable series. As always, you can find out more about your hosts Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson by visiting their websites.  Follow Craig Durling, Ross Bensonand FAP on Twitter.  Become a fan of FAP on Facebook! Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here. (Duration 01:16 )
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Major Water Main Break - Burbank, CA

On 1-23-10 at about 2pm a 12-inch water main ruptured beneath the intersection of Victory Blvd and Palm Ave in downtown Burbank. A major thoroughfare through town, Victory Blvd had to be closed for blocks as a 30 foot portion of the street collapsed into a pool of muddy water.  Vehicles parked along the street were partially submerged in the runoff and nearby businesses suffered minor flooding. As city resources joined Burbank Fire and Police crews on scene, the water source was finally shut off and large pumps went into action. The scene would be active for hours. Damage resulting from the break has not yet been estimated but repairs will be ongoing for days.

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"Finding the Sink Hole"

A member of the Burbank Water Dept. unexpectedly finds the 30 foot wide sinkhole hiding beneath the river of muddy water.  Although a little embarrassed, he emerged uninjured.

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FAP Episode #37 - Videographer Alan Simmons & Wildfire Preview

faplogosmall (Duration 01:06:20) On this episode of Fireground Action Photography we're joined by legendary fire videographer Alan Simmons of Alan Simmons Fire Videos and  We'll get to know a little more about Al, his history in the fire service and his background as a successful fire videographer.  We'll also review some significant fires of the past and preview the upcoming fire season. We also mentioned a great option for when gloves are a necessity but you still need to manipulate controls on your camera equipment: NOMEX FLIGHT GLOVES As always, you can find out more about your hosts Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson by visiting their websites.  You can follow your panelists on Twitter by clicking on their name here:  Craig Durling and Ross A. Benson.  Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download the mp3 file here.
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