PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Fire crews knocked down a structure fire early Tuesday at a carport in the city of Pasadena, authorities said.
The fire was reported at 5:30 a.m. along the 100 block of Chester Avenue and Union with smoke showing from several miles away, according to Lisa Derderian of Pasadena Fire.
Over 30 fire personnel responded with two trucks, one rescue ambulance and five engines, and within 20 minutes the blaze was extinguished, Derderian said.
The carport was totaled and the attached back house was rendered uninhabitable.
While no injuries were reported, one adult male was displaced from the back house and an adult couple in the front house escaped without injury, according to Derderian.
Four cars were also damaged, with two under the carport sustaining heavy damage and two in a nearby apartment damaged by radiant heat. Additionally, several windows were broken in the nearby apartment from the heat.
The blaze left an estimated $400,000 in structure damage and $100,000 in damage to residents’ content, Derderian said.