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Cause of Pasadena house fire undetermined

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say a fire that destroyed this Fifth Avenue home in in Pasadena last week was not suspicious in nature. However, no definite cause has been determined.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say a fire that destroyed this Fifth Avenue home in in Pasadena last week was not suspicious in nature. However, no definite cause has been determined. - Star file photo

An investigation into a fire at a Pasadena home on May 17 has failed to determine exactly what caused the blaze.

Cpl. Dave Cooper of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Deer Lake said Tuesday that investigators with the RCMP and Fire and Emergency Services examined what was left of the Fifth Avenue home, but that no definite cause for the fire could be determined.

However, Cooper said it is not considered to be suspicious in nature.

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Pasadena home extensively damaged in late night fire

Members of the Pasadena Fire Rescue arrived on the scene of the fire at about 12:35 a.m. on May 17. By then the three occupants, who had been home at the time, had already made it out safely and there were no injuries reported.

The home was engulfed in flames when the department arrived and firefighters concentrated on a defensive attack.

There was a power line down at the scene and that meant the department had to stay away from one side of the home. Newfoundland Power was called in to cut power to the home.

About 20 members of the department responded to the fire and remained on the scene until about 5 a.m., at which time it was turned over to the RCMP.

Damage to the home was considered to be extensive.

The fire displaced four occupants in total, the couple who owned the house and two tenants who rented their basement apartment. One of the tenants was away at the time.

The Red Cross provided assistance to the occupants by arranging emergency lodging and food and clothing purchases.

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