On Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 1:11 p.m., 12 Glendale Fire units (1 Battalion Chief, 6 engine companies, 3 truck companies, 1 air utility unit and 1 basic life support ambulance), along with two resources from the Burbank Fire Department, under the command of Battalion Chief Ron Gulli, responded to a structure fire located at 431 Brand Boulevard in the City of Glendale.
Glendale Truck 21 arrived first on the scene to discover a three-story commercial structure with smoke coming out of the air conditioning vents throughout the entire building. Upon further investigation, firefighters located the fire in a northwest office located on the third floor. Glendale firefighters quickly began attacking the fire with multiple hose lines while conducting horizontal ventilation to remove the dense smoke. The fire was upgraded to a second alarm. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to one office space and the ceiling area above. Knock down of the fire was declared at 1:33 p.m., 22 minutes after units were dispatched to the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no injuries sustained during the fire response. Glendale Fire Department resources remained on scene conducting a fire watch throughout the evening. Structural damage estimates are $465,000.00 and $350,000 in damage to contents.
The Glendale Fire Department encourages business owners to ensure sprinklers and smoke detectors are working properly.