4-Year-Old Killed, 7-Year-Old Critically Injured in Pasadena Apartment Fire

PASADENA (CNS) - A 4-year-old was killed and a 7-year-old was critically injured today in a Pasadena apartment complex fire, which also left their mother with significant injuries.

Firefighters were dispatched at about 2 p.m. to 169 E. Washington Blvd., near North Summit Avenue, according to Pasadena's public information officer, Lisa Derderian.

Crews made it on scene within three minutes, but two lower-level apartment units were already well-involved and flames were spreading to upper units.

The second-alarm fire was extinguished at about 2:30 p.m., but fire crews remained on scene to investigate the cause, Derderian said.

The 4-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, she said. Reporters at the scene said the victim was a girl.

Her 7-year-old sibling was taken to a hospital in critical condition, and the children's mother was also taken to a hospital with “significant'' injuries, according to Derderian.

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