brush fires

Sunday, June 5, 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 […]
Thursday, July 10, 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 […]
Tuesday, June 24, 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 […]
Monday, June 23, 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 […]
Thursday, July 9, 2009

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 […]