In Glendale and La Crescenta, two house fires on Saturday night

No one was injured Saturday night when two fires broke out in Glendale and La Crescenta.

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.

In unincorporated La Crescenta, a house fire broke out on the 4900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.

The fire began due to an electrical malfunction, said Richard Engersbach, a technician for the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s station.

No one was injured in that fire, which started around 9:30 p.m.

“The house is a total loss,” Engersbach said.

--Kelly Corrigan, Times Community News

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