Glendale fire investigators were back Sunday morning at the site of a major Acacia Ave. fire that left five apartment units severely damaged. The fire, a few blocks away from Franklin Avenue HQ, kept us preoccupied on New Year's Eve as we heard helicopters overhead and a barrage of fire trucks racing to the scene. The fire even led the 11 p.m. news on KABC/Channel 7 (and I'm sure others).
The fire wasn't related to the arson epidemic engulfing Hollywood and West Hollywood, but with Angeleno nerves on edge, any fire will likely get more attention than normal right now. Thankfully no one was hurt in the Glendale fire, but it was a horrible way for tenants to start the new year.
Here are some details from the Glendale News-Press:
At 9:55 p.m., a fire started at a South Glendale apartment complex causing damage to five apartment units on the 800 block of E. Acacia Avenue.
The fire started at an electrical outlet near a Christmas tree in one unit, said Glendale Fire Battalion Chief Greg Godfrey.
Of all five units affected by the blaze, “One of them was heavily damaged with fire,” Godfrey said. “The other was heavily damaged with smoke and water damage.”
Residents evacuated safely and one person was treated for anxiety on site, Godfrey said.
Sixty firefighters from Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena knocked down the blaze at 3 a.m.
A few more pics from this morning: