Pasadena firefighters this morning battled flames from a greater-alarm fire in a strip mall at Fair Oaks Avenue and Peoria Street that caused a total of $1 million dollars to the structure and its contents, a fire department spokeswoman said.
A cause of the fire remained under investigation. The fire was reported at 4:30 a.m., said Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derdarian. Firefighters had the fire out about 6:30 a.m.
It could be seen burning over a beauty salon, an Internet cafe and bicycle shop, Derdarian said. The heaviest flames were over the beauty salon.
There was no indication that anyone was inside any of the stores at the time the fire started, she said.
The cause would be investigated when the flames were out and the building was cool enough for investigators to enter, Derdarian said.- City News Service