Pasadena house fire displaces 10 people

PASADENA — A fire destroyed a two-story Pasadena home and displaced 10 people, a fire department spokesperson said today.

The fire at 394 S. Oakland Avenue, reported about 7 p.m. Saturday, caused about $900,000 damage to the house and $30,000 damage to belongings, Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department said.

At one point, the fire threatened to spread to an apartment building, but more than 40 firefighters, who were at the scene for about seven hours, stopped it, she said.

In the apartment building, firefighters rescued two females and a dog, which was treated for minor burns, Derderian said.

The house was a total loss, she said.

The fire displaced nine adults and a child, Derderian said, adding that the American Red Cross was helping to shelter four of them.

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