Firefighters dodge bullets in Burbank house fire

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[UDPATE] BURBANK — Firefighters dodged flying ammunition that burst out of a fiery single-story home Tuesday morning as they battled the blaze.

Heat from the house fire in the 800 block of Stephen Road sent ammunition exploding into the air, prompting firefighters to take a defensive posture, Burbank Fire Marshal Frank Walbert said.

One round hit a Burbank fire engine and another bullet was found on the street in the Stephens Road neighborhood, Battalion Chief Steve Briggs said.

No injuries were reported.

Fire crews arrived at the home at about 8:55 a.m. Tuesday after a neighbor noticed smoke coming from a window and called 911, Walbert said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Tuesday.

[UPDATE] Burbank firefighters are reporting a knock down of the fire. A damage assessment and cause of the blaze are forthcoming.

[DEVELOPING] Firefighters are responding to a house fire in the 800 block of Stephen Road in north Burbank. Tactical teams have arrived at the scene and are fighting the blaze.

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Written by Jason Wells

December 29, 2009 at 9:14 am

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