Fire destroys one home, damages others in Pasadena

38259-PASHOUSEFIRE 2-27-10-thumb-300x200-38258.jpgPASADENA — A fire destroyed a house and damaged another house and an apartment building late Saturday, authorities said.
The blaze was first reported about 7 p.m. at a vacant two-story house in the 300 block of South Oakland Avenue, Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said. The home was undergoing renovations.
The initial firefighters to arrive at the burning craftsman-style home found it well-involved with fire and called for backup, Derderian said.
The fire spread to another nearby two-story house and an apartment building, she said. It was unclear how badly they were damaged, though 15 adults and one child were displaced.
Firefighters rescued a girl from one of the adjacent buildings, as well as a dog that had singed hair but was expected to be okay, Derderian said.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation Saturday night.

*PHOTO courtesy of the Pasadena Fire Department

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    While the investigation continues, let’s hope that arson is not the cause. In today’s economic climate it is often assumed the culprit. Also, we need to keep in mind that insurance can benefit when the cloud of arson surrounds the loss. I know one documented case where malicious rumor of policyholder involvement was instigated by the insurance investigator to lessen payment. There’s more to insurance fraud than meets the eye. Please see http://www.disasterprepared.net/fraud.html