Firefighters Successfully Extinguish Residential Fire on Wayne Ave

Fire allegedly started by malfunctioning appliance while owners were away

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Fire Department, along with several other departments, respond to a house fire on Wayne Ave., Friday, February 14

Five fire departments responded to reports of a fire Friday afternoon at approximately 12:55 p.m., located at a residence on Wayne Ave. in South Pasadena.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Fire Department, along with several other departments, respond to a house fire on Wayne Ave., Friday, February 14

According to Eric Zanteson, Division Chief for the South Pasadena Fire Department, the initial reports cited, “smoke coming from the windows to the rear”

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Fire Department, along with several other departments, respond to a house fire on Wayne Ave., Friday, February 14

First to respond was South Pasadena Engine 81, along with San Marino 91, to the rear of the structure, where a majority of the smoke was seen to be produced.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Fire Department, along with several other departments, respond to a house fire on Wayne Ave., Friday, February 14
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Fire Department, along with several other departments, respond to a house fire on Wayne Ave., Friday, February 14

“There was heavy smoke in the interior,” says Zaneston, “(it) took a while to clear it to gain access, once inside they were able to determine that it was possibly a malfunctioning appliance on the first floor with some extension into the walls to the exterior.”

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Fire Department, along with several other departments, respond to a house fire on Wayne Ave., Friday, February 14
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Fire Department, along with several other departments, respond to a house fire on Wayne Ave., Friday, February 14

Firefighters from South Pasadena, San Marino, Alhambra, Pasadena, and Monterey Park deployed ladders and chainsaws to gain access to the structure and assisted with overhaul, while neighbors gathered to survey the damage.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Fire Department, along with several other departments, respond to a house fire on Wayne Ave., Friday, February 14
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Fire Department, along with several other departments, respond to a house fire on Wayne Ave., Friday, February 14

The division chief clarified that the owners were not home at the time of the incident but  they were in contact with neighbors, being updated on the situation.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Fire Department, along with several other departments, respond to a house fire on Wayne Ave., Friday, February 14

There were no pets at the residence and no injuries to fire personnel or civilians reported at the time.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Fire Department, along with several other departments, respond to a house fire on Wayne Ave., Friday, February 14
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Fire Department, along with several other departments, respond to a house fire on Wayne Ave., Friday, February 14

 

Eric Fabbro is a South Pasadenan whose family goes back to the 1950's. He graduated SPHS 2008, and Art Center College of Design in 2014. His versatile skill-set includes illustration, digital media, graphic design & photography. Eric is the in-house illustrator for The South Pasadenan, and the creator of our South Pasadenan icon logo. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the Los Angeles area.

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