Pasadena firefighters fight second alarm Villa Street fire that affected multiple structures, 8 people displaced – now in Pasadena

(Update) A Monday evening two-alarm fire in the 2000 block of East Villa Street displaced eight residents, according to authorities.

The investigation into the fire, which affected multiple properties, is ongoing. No injuries were reported directly related to the fire. We managed to save two cats.

According to the Pasadena Fire Department, firefighters who responded to the scene after the 9:04 p.m. call increased their response level to a second alarm, requesting additional resources to fight the growing fire.

Video footage shows flames 30 to 40 feet high towering over firefighters.

Pasadena Fire Department crew seen during the fire. June 10, 2024 (Jamie Nicholson / Pasadena Fire Department)

Lisa Derderian, press information specialist for the Pasadena Fire Department, said the fire was engulfed throughout the open woodworking warehouse in the middle of the large lot and affected units on both sides of the structure.

Fire department resources reportedly contained the fire to units located at the address.

The knockdown was announced at 9:47 p.m

According to Derderian, a total of eight residents died as a result of the fire, including five adults and three children. The American Red Cross provided assistance and offered temporary housing to those affected by the disaster.

According to Sanchez, eight displaced residents refused further assistance from the American Red Cross, choosing instead to stay with family members.

One resident was reportedly assessed for a dog bite.

Derderian said the Pasadena Fire Department responded to the incident with six vehicles, three trucks, two ambulances and three battalion commanders. Other agencies assisted were the San Marino Fire Department, Glendale Fire Department, Arcadia Fire Department and San Gabriel Fire Department.

Authorities said an arson investigator was called to the scene to determine the cause of the fire that hit a French art cabinet company.

Details on the extent of the damage were not immediately known.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241 or report information anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS (8477) , using your “P3 Tips” mobile phone. application or visit

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