Photo via U.S. Navy  by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo via U.S. Navy by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A two-alarm fire that started in a heating unit did an estimated $300,000 in damage to a two-story hillside home in Pasadena, displacing three people but injuring no one, authorities said.

The fire was reported at 1:20 p.m. at 1757 Kaweah Drive Thursday, said Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department.

The first of 48 firefighters who responded saw smoke coming from the home, Derderian said.

“After extensive efforts to locate the seat of the fire, it was extinguished,” Derderian said.

Firefighters spent an hour and 27 minutes on scene, she said.

Three residents self-evacuated safely, but were displaced and required assistance from the Red Cross, Derderian said.

The fire did an estimated $200,000 in damage to the structure and another $100,000 in damage to its contents, she said.

The cause was found to be an electrical malfunction in a forced-air heating unit, Derderian said.

—City News

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