After reports from residents of heavy smoke, South Pasadena Fire Department officials, along with neighboring agencies, rushed to the scene of an attic fire at 1034 Magnolia Street last Thursday evening.
Upon arrival, South Pasadena Engine 81 initiated an attack on the fire, applying water to the gabled eaves of the roof and through the interior of the apartment unit into the attic.
Joining South Pasadena Fire Department in fighting the blaze were units from San Marino, Alhambra and Pasadena.
Fire officials were forced to cut into the roof area of the structure to battle the flames, according to Division Chief Eric Zanteson from the South Pasadena Fire Department.
Zanteson said residents of the affected unit evacuated the building as a result of a neighbor knocking on a door informing the person of the attic fire.
Firefighters fought the fire for about a half hour before it was declared under control, noted Zanteson. Officials stayed on the scene for about 90 minutes removing all burned debris from the roof to ensure the fire would not rekindle.
Zanteson said there was a minor injury to one South Pasadena firefighter. There were no other reported injuries.
Fire department officials say there was approximately $30,000 in damages as a result of the fire.
The cause of the fire, reported at about 5:15 p.m., is still under investigation.
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