ARCADIA — A downed power line is believed to have sparked a fire that scorched a garage and carport late Tuesday, officials said.
The fire was reported just before 10 p.m. at a vacant property in the 2100 block of South Santa Anita Avenue, according to Arcadia Fire Department spokeswoman Beth Stogner.
“Upon arrival, firefighters witnessed a fully-involved structure fire in a detached two-car garage with an attacked carport on a vacant property,” Stogner said in a written statement. “A live power line was draped across the garage and carport.”
Arcadia and Monrovia firefighters kept the fire from spreading to other nearby structures and doused the flames in about 20 minutes and notified Southern California Edison of the fallen power line, she said.
Officials estimated the fire caused $70,000 worth of damage to the building, Stogner said. Though the cause remained under investigation, it was initially believed to be accidental in nature.
PHOTO courtesy of the Arcadia Fire Department