95-Year-Old Man Dies in Pasadena Fire

The victim has been described as someone who was "very active in the neighborhood" and someone who "always looked out for his neighbors on his daily walk."

By Samia Khan
|  Saturday, Jan 18, 2014  |  Updated 5:45 AM PDT
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95-Year-Old Man Dies in Pasadena Fire

Pasadena firefighters respond to a fire that killed a 95-year-old man on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.

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A 95-year-old man has died after an overnight fire at his Pasadena home.

Firefighters arrived to the 100 block of Carlton Avenue early Saturday morning, after the man’s family members, who lived in the burning home’s backhouse, called 911.

According to the Pasadena Fire Department, firefighters encountered heavy flames upon arrival and immediately tried to rescue the trapped individual. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has been described as someone who was "very active in the neighborhood" and someone who "always looked out for his neighbors on his daily walk," according to Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department.

The 1000-square-foot home was equipped with a working smoke detector. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, but officials do not suspect foul play.

Preliminary damage is estimated at $300,000.

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