Pasadena Fire Units Back Up Sierra Madre Fire Department to Douse Fatal House Fire

Published : Friday, January 18, 2019 | 2:19 PM

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Firefighters from the Pasadena Fire Department were called in to assist the Sierra Madre Fire Department fighting a house fire Thursday where first responders found a body.

A statement from Sierra Madre City Manager Gabriel Engeland said the Pasadena firefighters worked with other units from Arcadia and Monrovia during the response in the 300 block of North Lima Avenue.

The statement said the first fire units were on the scene past 9 a.m. and reported heavy smoke coming from the rear of the structure.

Police said firefighters found the body of the victim near the origin of the fire.

“During the course of firefighting operations, it was determined that the occupant of the structure was found deceased near the fire origin,” the statement said. “The fire was contained to the rear part of the structure; no other neighboring structures were damaged. No other injuries were reported.”

Arson investigators determined the cause of the fire was accidental.

The Sierra Madre Police Department, assisted by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, found no evidence of foul play that could have led to the fatality and determined the death was accidental, according to the statement.

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