Structure Fire Under Investigation

Residential fire, blaze in Arroyo, hit cyclist and high winds knocking down wires keep members of the South Pasadena Fire Department busy in recent days

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | Above are the charred remains following a structure fire Wednesday night at a home under construction in the 2000 block of La Fremontia Street in South Pasadena.

Kris Saxon, a captain with the South Pasadena Fire Department, says the cause of a structure fire at 2050 La Fremontia Street in the city on Wednesday night is still under investigation.

Arriving on scene at about 11:35 p.m., fire department officials discovered the home under construction fully engulfed. “They saw a large red glow,” said Saxon, describing what units saw approaching the scene.

Neighboring fire departments from Alhambra and Pasadena assisted in putting out the blaze, “which was under control in about 20 to 25 minutes,” explained Saxon.

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No other structures in the area were reported damaged during the fire, according to the captain. Saxon also said no one was injured.

La Fremontia is in the Monterey Hills area of the city.

In other local fire department activity, authorities responded to a traffic accident at 8 a.m. on Thursday at the intersection of Monterey Road and Via del Rey, a trim limb fell on wires at a home in the 200 block of Fremont Avenue just before 2:30 p.m., a vehicle and bicyclist collided at the 110 Freeway interchange on Fair Oaks Avenue at 3 p.m. and a small brush fire broke out at 8 p.m. in the Arroyo at 649 Stoney Dr.