Woman Found Dead After Fire Rips Through Pasadena Home; Man Injured Trying to Help Her

Pasadena firefighters responded to a fatal house fire on Nov. 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Pasadena firefighters responded to a fatal house fire on Nov. 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

A woman was found dead and a man was injured after a home in Pasadena erupted in flames Friday morning, fire officials said.

The blaze broke out in the 300 block of Redwood Drive shortly before 8 a.m., according to the Pasadena Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to the scene and found heavy fire when they arrived at the two-story home, according to Lisa Derderian, a spokeswoman for the Fire Department.

Crews knocked down the flames and discovered the victim during their initial sweep of the residence, she said.

The woman has not yet been identified.

A man who was walking his dog on the street noticed the flames and attempted to enter the home to get the woman out.

“But unfortunately there was too much heat in the fire, so he was not able to do that,” a fire official at the scene told KTLA.

The man, in his 40s, suffered minor injuries, Derderian said. He was treated at the location, and declined transport to a hospital.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known and remains under investigation.

KTLA’s Irving Last contributed to this story.