City of Pasadena Issues Christmas Tree, Lighting Safety Tips

PASADENA, Calif.— Although Christmas tree fires are rare, they are very serious when they do occur. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, one-third of home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems and one-quarter start when the tree is placed too close to a heat source, such as a fireplace, woodstove, radiator or space heater. It’s important to place your tree at least three feet away from heat sources, and make sure you don’t block room exits in case... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Issues Christmas Tree, Lighting Safety Tips"

Fire Chief Announces New Hazardous Materials Specialist

Kim Yu PASADENA, Calif.—Fire Chief Bertral Washington has announced the appointment of Kim Yu to the position of Hazardous Materials Specialist. Yu has been with Pasadena Fire Department for over 12 years, serving 11 years as Hazardous Materials Inspector and one year as acting Hazardous Materials Specialist. She will now oversee the Hazardous Materials Section, which is responsible for environmental and safety regulations of Pasadena businesses and properties, particularly those that store or utilize hazardous materials and have underground storage... continue reading »"Fire Chief Announces New Hazardous Materials Specialist"

Numerous Agencies Credited With Major Arrests Made in $4.5 Million Loss of Monrovia Business

PASADENA, Calif.—On October 9, 2017, a structure fire occurred at Kustom Built, an automotive customization and repair shop located at 900 S. Magnolia Ave. in the city of Monrovia. The initial cause of the fire was determined to be intentionally set. After a 17-month joint investigation, conducted by the Verdugo Fire Investigation Task Force, multiple suspects were identified in a conspiracy to commit arson and commit insurance fraud. On March 21, 2019, a coordinated search warrant was executed in the... continue reading »"Numerous Agencies Credited With Major Arrests Made in $4.5 Million Loss of Monrovia Business"