On Thursday, October 12, 2017, at approximately 12:20 a.m., the Arcadia Fire Department, with assistance from Monrovia Fire Department, responded to a structure fire in the 200 block of Laurel Avenue in the City of Arcadia. Nineteen (19) firefighters responded to the scene.
Upon arrival, firefighters witnessed smoke and fire visible from the front of the structure. Firefighters took immediate action to search for occupants, attack the seat of the fire and ventilate the structure.
Firefighters declared the fire knocked down at 12:36 a.m. and confined the fire to room of origin, with no extension to adjacent residences. The fire was determined to be accidental in nature. The cause of the fire appeared to be due to burning materials placed on or near sofa. Estimated loss is $10,000 in contents and $100,000 to the structure.
No civilians or firefighters were injured as a result of this incident.