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Burbank Police arrest arson suspect

A suspect in connection with two suspicious fires in Burbank is being held on $50,000 bail today. Earlier this week, the  fires broke out in two trash dumpsters within a block of each other. Investigations by the Burbank Fire Department and Burbank PD arson investigators concluded both appeared ” to have been intentionally set.” During the criminal investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained for 40 year-old Mohammed Bashir of Burbank. Yesterday, Bashir turned himself into Burbank Police and was arrested, according to a news release. Bashir was booked on... Read More →

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Burbank Fire helps battle blaze in Glendora, also seeking new recruits

    Several  hundred firefighters are battling the Colby fire in Glendora for a second day.  Three Burbank Fire engines and 12 personnel reportedly are involved in that fire fight. The flames broke out in the hills there yesterday and were fueled by those strong Santa Ana winds. Fire crews were on the line overnight putting out hot spots. Officials this morning reported 1,700 acres scorched, five homes destroyed along with 17 structures. The fire in the Glendora hills is now 30 percent contained — that... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent is shown here surveying the rubble of Wholesale Giant Inc, which was destroyed by a suspicious fire yesterday November 10, 2012

Federal agency investigates suspicious fire in Burbank

Federal agents are now investigating that huge fire, which gutted the Wholesale Giant, Inc., a large tobacco and cigarette business at 4410 West Victory Boulevard, between Manning and Dymond Streets, early yesterday. The fire alarm sounded at 3:30 a.m. as flames raced through the structure which was packed with merchandise including flammable butane containers used to refill cigarette lighters. The blaze raged until around 7 a.m. when Burbank Fire got the upper hand with help from agencies from surrounding cities — including South Pasadena and Glendale. The Federal Bureau of... Read More →

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