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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Smoke from the Calabasas fire as seen from the parking lot of the Empire Center in Burbank June 4, 2016

Smoke from Calabasas fire hangs over Burbank

Smoke from Calabasas fire hangs over Burbank. The fire broke out late yesterday afternoon. There are reports of a speeding truck slamming into pole, knocking down power lines, in the 2300 block of Mulholland Highway and that may have sparked the fire. By midnight more than 500 acres had been burned, several structures damaged, and 5,000 people had been evacuated from 3,000 homes. Not only could you see the smoky haze from the fire in the parking lot of the Empire Center, 1800 West Empire Avenue, but the ash from... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G --Smoke and fire of the Glendale Fire June 22, 2014

Glendale authorities asking for help in finding arson suspects

Glendale authorities are asking for help in finding three arson suspects in connection with that brush fire above Brand Library last month. The fire broke out at around 12:30 p.m. on June 22 and scorched 150 acres of mountain terrain. No homes nor structures were damaged.  An investigation, which included interviews with witnesses, has determined the three-day blaze may have been arson, according to a notice posted on the City of Glendale website yesterday. Glendale Police and Fire investigators are requesting public assistance in the search for”... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Fire breaks out in the Glendale hills June 22, 2014

Glendale brush fire 60% contained, firefighters getting upper hand

Firefighters are getting the upper hand today on that brush fire burning in the hills of Glendale. The fire broke out  last Sunday and has scorched around 150 acres above Brand Park. No structures or homes have been damaged. The blaze is now 60 percent contained. No word yet on the cause. There are reportedly around 200 fire personnel on the scene. The lower area of Brand Park and the on site library will open up at noon today, according to the Glendale Fire... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Glendale brush fire burning in rugged terrain June 22, 2014

Glendale brush fire 30% contained, but still a threat

A brush fire is burning for a second day in the hills above Brand Park in Glendale. The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. yesterday and quickly grew to 150 acres. A plume of smoke and ash from that fire could be seen for miles, especially in nearby Burbank. Five hikers in the area were rescued. Three were treated for dehydration. Glendale Fire was joined in battling the blaze by Burbank Fire,  Los Angeles City, and Los Angeles County  agencies. No homes or structures have been damaged No... Read More →

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Brush fire forces the evacuation of the Getty Center

Photo: Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times Today fire crews have the upper hand on a smoky brush blaze, which broke out near the Getty Center in West Los Angeles yesterday afternoon. The flames swept through the hillsides and canyons in the Sepulveda Pass. More than a thousand people were evacuated from the museum and nearby Mount St. Mary’s College. This morning, the brush fire is 90 percent contained at less than 100 acres. Today, the Getty Center is closed along with some streets and roads in the area.  Meanwhile, fire teams... Read More →

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