Fire causes about $150,000 in damage to Arcadia garage, cars

ARCADIA — A large residential garage and two cars parked inside it went up in flames Tuesday in a fire on Maylflower Avenue, authorities said.
Firefighters responded to the fire about 7:20 a.m. in the 1400 block of South Mayflower Avenue, Arcadia Fire Department spokeswoman Beth Stogner said.
They extinguished the flames in about 30 minutes and prevented the fire from spreading from the detached garage to the home, Stogner said.
The damage to the garage and it’s contents — two cars and a workshop — was estimated at about $150,000, officials said.
Nearby residents reported hearing explosions in the fire, which investigators suspected was the tires of the cars popping, and several propane tanks stored inside the garage exploding from the heat, Stogner said.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation, she said, however there were no initial signs of a crime.
Firefighters from Arcadia, Monrovia and Glendale responded to the fire.

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  • Geoff

    At least there were no casualties from that fire. I think what caused that was the presence of some portable flare stacks in one of the cars but I am yet to research and find out if that can be verified from the investigation.