A house fire on Palisade Street in Northwest Pasadena on Tuesday night trapped three residents before arriving police and firefighters could get them to safety. Four - including one Pasadena police officer - were transported to a local hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. [Photo: Jamie Nicholson]
By JAMES MACPHERSON | Photo by JAMIE NICHOLSON
Published: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 | 6:18 AM
A Pasadena police officer suffered smoke inhalation helping to rescue three from a burning home fire in the 700 block of Palisade Street shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday night, Pasadena Fire Dept. sources report.
Fire units responding to the blaze received reports that people were trapped inside the home, authorities say.
Arriving units immediately began rescue operations amid “heavy smoke and fire.” They discovered at least one victim in a rear bedroom.
A total of four patients – three residents of the home and one Pasadena police officer – were transported to an area hospital suffering from smoke inhalation, according to reports.
Authorities say the cause of the fire is not known and remains under investigation.
The Pasadena Fire Dept. estimates the damage to the structure and contents at $175,000.