BURBANK: House Fire/ Barricade

Around 2235 Burbank PD responded to reports of a domestic incident at 1500 Niagra. Arriving units heard shots in the area and found an armed man barricaded inside the back of the house. For an unknown reason the house caught fire. Burbank FD was requested to the scene. Firefighters were unable to access the fire due to the barricaded armed suspect, who was last seen by the police helicopter in the backyard of the house on fire. The house is a complete loss after becoming fully involved with fire. Police Officers with Rifles assisted Firefighters with safely attacking the fire, Firefighters were wearing Bulletproof Vests while fighting this fire. SWAT and K9 Officers are on scene. Firefighters attacked the fire under the protection of police officers until about 0030. Police officers evacuated residents from the nearby houses. Burbank PD is handling the incident.

The suspect was bitten by a police K9 and taken into custody around 0315, about 5 hours after the initial call. The neighbors were able to return to their homes around 0345. It is unknown if a weapon was recovered.