On July 4th at approximate 9:54pm a serious fire broke out on the 400 block of Hawthorne Street in South Pasadena. Two homes caught fire. As of 11:00pm firefighters from South Pasadena Fire Department and Pasadena Fire Department continue to work to save the homes.
No immediate injuries were reported to The SouthPasadenan.com News reporter on scene.
According to South Pasadena Police, the fire possibly started between the home in the trees, then spread to a car that was parked in the middle driveway, the trash cans, and the rooftops of both homes.
Both of the homes were occupied at the time and called 911.
According to one homeowner, the flames were seen immediately outside the bathroom window and quickly ran out to grab a garden hose and tried to get the fire put out.
Police were first to arrive, then the fire departments. Both homes were on fire simultaneously, along with the adjoining trees, and a car. Smoke could be seen pouring out the attack spaces of both homes. Firefighters worked quickly to save the homes. Ventilation holes were cut into the rooftops of both homes and the ceiling was opened up in downstairs areas.
The cause is under investigation. Multiple neighbors on the scene were concerned that fireworks could be the cause. Police and fire could not confirm the cause at this time.
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