Machine fire causes $1 million in damage

Amber Willard

MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- A fire at the Janco Corp. building in the 3100

block of Winona caused more than $1 million in damage to the structure

and machines inside, officials said.

The fire, which was reported at 4:30 a.m. Feb. 26, was caused by a

malfunction in a metal-cutting machine, said Capt. Bob Reinhardt, arson

investigator for the Burbank Fire Department The fire caused about

$75,000 damage to the building and $1 million in damage to the two

specialized metal-cutting machines inside.

Fire officials also responded to a fire Wednesday night in the 400

block of Flower Street, at Artisan Brass Products. Reinhardt said rags

soaked with linseed oil spontaneously combusted at 7:35 p.m. in a

cardboard box, causing a fire that burned a plywood board that was

connected to electrical panels. The panels shorted out and power to the

building was shut off, Reinhardt said.

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