95-Year-Old Man Killed in Pasadena Duplex Fire

Neighbors mourned the death of a well-liked elderly man who died in a duplex fire Saturday morning in Pasadena.

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The fire broke out in the 100 block of Carlton Avenue, Pasadena, Jan. 18, 2014. (Credit: Loudlabs)

The victim’s name was not released, but neighbors said he was very active in the community and had lived in the area since the 1970s.

The fire broke out around 12:05 a.m. inside the front unit of the duplex in the 100 block of Carlton Avenue (map), according to the Pasadena Fire Department.

The rear unit was untouched by the fire.

Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the flames.  But once they went inside the building, they found the body of a 95-year-old man.

Neighbors said the man was very active for his age, and he always looked out for other people in the area.

The exact cause of the fire had not yet been determined, but investigators said it was “electrical in nature.”