Firefighters knock down downtown Glendale fire

Two firefighters suffered minor injures helping to extinguish a blaze early Monday morning in downtown Glendale, an official said.

Firefighters responded to the conflagration in the 200 block of North Brand Boulevard at 12:16 a.m., said Glendale Fire Department spokeswoman Brandy Villanueva. There, they discovered the second floor of the two-story building on fire.

“It’s a commercial building on the ground floor,” said Villanueva. “The second floor is an eight-unit apartment building, and only one unit had been rented out.”

An image of the fire, taken by local photographer Tony Petborisooth, indicates the businesses on the ground floor include: Gold ‘N’ Dimonds, Skaf’s Lebanese Cuisine and Regali Preciozo.

Villanueva said the occupant of the apartment, a 63-year-old man, also suffered minor injures. The fire was contained to two of the apartment units, she said, though fire officials are continuing to investigate the cause and origin of the blaze.

The extent of the property damage – including water damage to the businesses below – has also yet to be determined, Villanueva said.

Firefighters knocked down the blaze at 2:22 a.m., she said. 

-- Dan Evans, Times Community News

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