On June 22, 2014 a small brush ignited above Brand Park in Glendale, California. The fire quickly grew to 10 acres and burned in rugged terrain limiting primary firefighting efforts to aircraft. LAFD and LACoFD helicopters joined forces with ground crews to limit the fire to approximately 150 acres. No structures were lost in this fire and only minor injuries were reported as numerous hikers were assisted from trails in and around the fire. All images © Craig Durling
A three alarm fire broke out in the early morning hours of Memorial Day, May 27, 2013 consuming the second floor of a 2-story residentail-over-commercial structure at 235 1/2 N. Brand Blvd in downtown Glendale, California. Jumpers were reported upon arrival of first-in units and received minor injuries. A rekindle of this fire later in the day also reached a third alarm due to the fire building being situated within an entire block of commercials.
Our final fire of 2011, this fire started in a garage to the rear of the occupied apartment building in the 800 block of Acacia in Glendale, CA. The New Years Eve blaze quickly extended into the adjacent apartments which prompted a 3-alarm response to the scene to battle what had become two garage/auto fires as well as involved apartments and fire through the roof of the two-story structure. Assisting units included assets from the cities of Burbank, Pasadena and South Pasadena. The extent of damage and injuries as a result of this blaze were unknown at the time of this posting. Although not immediately attributed to the serial arsonist currently working the LA area, it is believed a subject was apprehended by police as he fled the scene.
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