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Pasadena apartment fire caused by heater; 4 displaced

Firefighters responded to the scene of a fire at an apartment building in the 500 block of North Hill Avenue in Pasadena Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.

December 8, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Investigators say a malfunctioning heater likely sparked a two-alarm fire in Pasadena that left four people displaced Sunday.

The blaze was reported at an apartment building in the 500 block of North Hill Avenue around 1 a.m.

Firefighters raced to the scene and evacuated dozens of people out into the near-freezing temperatures.

Police brought their mobile command vehicle to the scene to give the elderly and sick shelter from the cold.

The fire was estimated to have caused $400,000 in damage.


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