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Fire Department gets $5,000 donation

The Glendale Fire Department received a $5,000 donation Thursday to help pay for equipment used in urban search and rescue and hazardous materials training, officials said.

The donation was made possible through the State Farm Insurance “Good Neighbor” program, which offers additional funding to fire departments struggling with budget constraints.

The Fire Department will use the grant to pay for props and materials used for training in mass casualty response and regional terrorism incidents, officials said.

House fire quickly extinguished


It took 10 minutes on Wednesday for firefighters to put out a house fire that caused $45,000 in damage, officials said.

Crews found the fire about 6:26 a.m. in the rear of a two-story home in the 2500 block of East Chevy Chase Drive, fire officials said, and the blaze was out in 10 minutes.

A resident complained of smoke inhalation, officials said. No firefighters were injured.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.