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Dog dies, homes damaged in weekend fires

January 09, 2012

A dog died in a house fire started by an arsonist in Pasadena on Sunday, according to the Pasadena Fire Department. Firefighters headed to a house fire at 606 Palisade Street around 4 p.m. Sunday, and quickly extinguished the blaze.  Neighbors had helped to keep the blaze in check by using garden hoses.

Firefighters and investigators were at the scene of the blaze, near the corner of Palisade and Forest Avenue, for more than five hours. The fire caused an estimated $15,000 in damage, including $10,000 to the home and $5,000 to its contents, according to Battalion Chief Jon Trautwein.

A Sunday morning electrical fire in the attic of an empty Pasadena home caused an $175,000 in damage, according to the Pasadena Fire Department. Firefighters were called to a blaze in the 2300 block of Lambert Drive, near Carmelo Avenue, at 10:30 a.m. and found smoke coming from the attic of the home.

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They determined no one was in the home and put out the blaze.

 -- Bill Kisliuk, Times Community News

Twitter: @bkisliuk

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