Fire Damages Historic Pasadena Shopping Center

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A historic building in Pasadena that housed several small stores and businesses was heavily damaged by fire Sunday, authorities said.

The blaze broke out around 4:30 a.m., according to the Pasadena Fire Department.

The neighborhood landmark located at N. Fair Oaks Ave. and Peoria St. housed a furniture store, a beauty salon and several other businesses.


The mall houses several small businesses (KTLA)

Among the shops that suffered heavy losses was Arroyo Artifacts, a custom furniture store that also sold art.

“We spent the last year and a half building this from nothing,” owner Kevin Tittle told KTLA 5. “I don’t know what we do next.”

Nalani Hernandez-Melo was one of the artists whose work was sold inside the store.

“It was all in there, it’s all gone,” Hernandez-Melo told KTLA 5.

The blaze caused a total of about $1 million in damage, according to firefighters. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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