Firefighter and Resident Evaluated for Injury, 3 Pets Dead After Tuesday Apartment Fire

Published : Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 4:57 PM

Photo: Pasadena Fire Dept.

An apartment dweller and a Pasadena firefighter were both evaluated for injury following an apartment building fire that was quickly knocked down shortly after 3:32 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in Northwest Pasadena.

The fire was on the top floor of a two-story, six-unit building at 20 West Montana Street, just west of North Fair Oaks Avenue.

The Pasadena firefighter was reported in stable condition suffering from heat exposure. The resident was evaluated at the scene and not transported for further medical attention, an official said.

The occupants of the building were all accounted for, City spokesperson Lisa Derderian said.

Several pets including one dog were saved and evacuated by firefighters, she reported, but added that two guinea pigs and a small bird had perished.

Derderian said that the fire was held to the area of origin and extinguished after firefighters were forced to navigate their way through overcrowded interior conditions.

The fire remains under investigation.







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