On Thursday, June 18 at 1:45 p.m., Glendale Fire Dept. received reports of a brush fire at the Mountain Avenue exit off the 2 Freeway in the City of Glendale.
Glendale units arrived on scene and discovered a brush fire on the south side of Mountain Avenue across from Glendale Community College. The fire was quickly elevated to a second alarm brush fire. Firefighters from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Los Angeles City and Los Angeles County Fire departments battled the fire utilizing 20 engines, five fire patrol units, five hand crews, and three water dropping helicopters. Two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion. No structures were lost or damaged. Law enforcement from Glendale Police Dept. and California Highway Patrol assisted with traffic control during the incident.
The College Brush Fire burned approximately 12 acres. Firefighters remained on scene throughout the night to monitor the burn area. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Then on Monday at 4:27 p.m., 10 Glendale units (two battalion chiefs, five engine companies, two ladder truck companies, and one basic life support ambulance) responded to a reported structure fire located at 1601 Cañada Boulevard.
Glendale Engine 24 arrived on scene and discovered flames and smoke coming from the mid-section of the bleachers on Stengel Field. The fire extended into the snack bar area located under the bleachers. Firefighters deployed multiple hand line hoses to extinguish the fire. Knock down of the fire was declared at 5:05 p.m., 37 minutes after units were dispatched to the scene.
The Glendale Police Dept. airship flew over the scene to ensure the fire did not extend into the surrounding brush. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Glendale Fire Dept. resources were on scene for three hours and four minutes. The Glendale Fire Dept. encourages residents to ensure sprinklers and smoke detectors are working properly.
Fire season has begun and the Glendale Fire Dept. encourages residents to conduct brush clearance on their properties. The Glendale Fire Dept. recommends residents to create a “defensible space” around their homes. A defensible space is 100’ of space around a structure in which brush and debris has been removed.