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Arcadia Apt Fire causes $70,000 in damages

On Saturday, September 14, 2013, at 6:08 p.m., Arcadia Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire in the 800 block of Arcadia Avenue. Engine 105, Engine 106, Truck 105, Rescue Ambulance 106, and Battalion 105 responded to the scene, with assistance from Monrovia, Pasadena, and Los Angeles County Fire Departments.
Suppression personnel reported a two-story 17 unit apartment complex with smoke and fire inside a ground floor three-bedroom unit. Firefighters immediately began suppression measures, including search and rescue operations. Firefighters extinguished the flames within 15 minutes, achieving knock down shortly before 6:30 p.m. Due to their swift and effective suppression efforts, firefighters contained the fire to the room of origin.
Although the fire remains under investigation at this time, preliminary findings indicate the fire to be accidental in nature caused by an electrical malfunction. The fire loss is estimated to be $70,000; with $40,000 damage to the structure and $30,000 in content loss.

September 20, 2013

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