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Fire breaks out at purported Pasadena drug house

August 17, 2011 |  7:43 am

Purported drug house in Pasadena

Pasadena police are investigating a fire that broke out at an unoccupied house known to be a hub for drug dealing.

The fire on the 3200 block of Orange Grove Boulevard broke out Tuesday morning and was extinguished in 20 minutes, the Pasadena Sun reported.

Neighborhood resident Joe Hernandez said the site had been known for several years as a drug house and was a subject of discussion about a year ago at a neighborhood watch meeting.

“There’s people coming and going throughout the day,” Hernandez said. “The Pasadena police have been there many times in the past. We’re all cautious because there’s all kinds of weird people coming and going."

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-- Ana Facio-Krajcer, Times Community News

Photo: Crews put out fire at unoccupied Pasadena home. Credit: Tim Berger / Pasadena Sun

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