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Early video: Four-alarm fire in Burbank, CA.

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Video from VerdugoScanner of a four-alarm fire on Memorial Day in Burbank, California.

Christina Villacorte, Los Angeles Daily News:

Fire Capt. Pete Hendrickson, with the Burbank Fire Department said the 9-1-1 call came in at 10:17 a.m.

“The first arriving engine company found flames outside Beauty Kiss Carpets and heavy smoke in the attic,” he said. “At some point, all the carpets in the entire interior became on fire and the roof collapsed.”

Hendrickson said about 75 firefighters knocked down the fourth-alarm fire in about two and a half hours.

He added two of the firefighters suffered “heat-related injuries.”

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  • NJ FF

    Commercial building that size calls for a 2 1/2 line . In my opinion

  • FOBS

    Well……you are from Jersey.

    • NJ FF

      It’s obvious the 1 3/4′ s could’nt and did’nt handle it

  • 8truck

    Glendale AZ?

    • fmch

      Uh, other than it clearly saying “California”, you are absolutely correct.

      • Fire21

        No he’s not. It says Burbank, not Glendale.

        • CHAOS

          Ummm, check the door of the Pierce Quantum engine in the first clip. Glendale borders Burbank.

    • CHAOS

      Yeah, the Glendale CA (neighbors to Burbank) FD was busy, so the CAD sent Glendale AZ.

  • ukfbbuff

    Well, I disagree with having eight firefighters with a hose in the “Roof Group” as seen on the Alpha side, as the intensity of the fire through the vent cuts indicate it was time to get off.

    Switching to defensive mode was probably the best option as the attic fire kept burning over the fire attack teams head.

    Yes, 2-1/2 hose line would have been better and it looks like they had enough personnel.

    And this was in California.