Arson suspected in a series of fires in Pasadena

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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The Pasadena Fire Department are looking into the cause of four fires that all broke out within an hour. Major damage was done to the homes but no injuries were reported.

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- Arson investigators are looking into a series of fires in Pasadena that may be related. The four fires happened within close proximity of each other and all happened within an hour on Sunday evening, according to the Pasadena Fire Department.

The first one was reported about 5:40 p.m. at a two story apartment unit and attached garage on Chester Avenue and Corson Street, according to officials.

Only a couple of minutes away, another fire broke out in a residential building at Holliston Avenue and Corson. The two left major damages to the houses but no injuries were reported.

Two more fires ignited on Locust Street and Walnut Street, resulting in minor damage. No further details were available at this time as the investigation is still on its early stage. Anyone with information can contact the city's police department at (626) 744-4501.