On Friday, February 8 at 10:58 p.m., 9 Glendale companies (1 Battalion Chief Command Team, 5 engine companies, 2 ladder truck companies and 1 basic life support ambulance) responded to a reported house fire on the 1800 block of Orchard Avenue in Glendale.
Glendale Engine 26 was first to arrive on scene to discover a one story, single family dwelling with heavy smoke showing from the attic vents. Firefighters quickly evacuated one resident from the house. Firefighters performed vertical ventilation on the roof while coordinating an aggressive attack on the fire located in the attic of the home. Knockdown of the fire was 19 minutes after units were dispatched to the location.
There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. Structure damage is estimated at $70,000 and $5,000 in damage to contents. The incident duration was 1 hour and 12 minutes. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The Glendale Fire Department encourages residents to ensure smoke detectors are working properly.
The mission of the Glendale Fire Department is to protect life and property by providing the highest level of service to the community. For more information about the Glendale Fire Department, go to fire.ci.glendale.ca.us.