Historic Pasadena Home Erupts in Flames Again

Published : Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | 10:10 PM

A vacant historic home scorched by a massive fire last year again went up in flames Wednesday night.

The fire was reported just before 10:30 p.m. at 30 W. Mountain Street, just west of Fair Oaks Avenue according to Pasadena Fire Department Deputy Chief Bryan Frieders said.

“They found heavy smoke and flames coming from the second floor,” he said.

After conducting a “cursory search” of the building and finding no one inside, “They disengaged and fought the fire from the outside,” Frieders said. “It was fully engulfed in flames.”

A second-alarm response drew about 50 firefighters to the scene, he said. They declared the blaze extinguished just before 11 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

A fire investigator was working to determine the cause, Frieders said.

The same 131-year-old house — believed to be one of the oldest in the city — was the site of a fire in September. It caused about $1.4 million worth of damage.

Officials said at the time of the September fire that the home was vacant, and a witness reported being concerned about squatters staying there.

 

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