PASADENA ( — Crews were on the scene of a structure fire Saturday that had shut down a portion of the Arroyo Parkway.

According to the Pasadena Police Department, officials closed the parkway at the 110 Freeway, which also impacted roads and required traffic detours for several hours.


The fire broke out just before 7:30 a.m. in the back of Alliance Auto Body located in the 800 block of South Arroyo Parkway, officials said.

“Units found a large volume of fire in an outside vehicle detail building where two vehicles were involved,” said Acting Battalion Chief David Watson.

(credit: Pasadena Fire Department)

(credit: Pasadena Fire Department)

The cars were lost as a result of the fire, firefighters said.

According to Watson, the total estimated damage to the structure amounted to $300,000. An additional $75,000 was estimated in damage of contents within the shop.

The fire was contained just after 10 a.m. and no injuries occurred as a result, officials said.

(credit: Pasadena Fire Department)

(credit: Pasadena Fire Department)

This morning, police recommended taking the 110 Freeway exit prior to Pasadena and entering the 110 Freeway outside of Pasadena to avoid traffic detours.

Authorities also recommended considering using Fair Oaks Avenue as an alternative to avoid delays in the area.

It was unclear how long the parkway was shut down for and what time officials had reopened the area.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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