Explosion in Pasadena

Mar 16, 2009
- Photo by Terry Miller, Pasadena Independent

- Photo by Terry Miller, Pasadena Independent

It’s Monday afternoon, March 16th, and if you’re hearing the helicopters and seeing the traffic in southwest Pasadena (we’re watching it all out our office window), it’s because there was an explosion at Californian Linen (the former Dy-Dee Diaper) on California at Raymond. Three men are reportedly seriously injured and are at Huntington. If you’re about to head out, stay clear of southwest Pasadena.

3 Responses for “Explosion in Pasadena”

  1. Ann Erdman says:

    I’m happy to report that by some miracle nobody was killed, although three were injured, one critically. This was a great example of how mutual aid agreements work: Pasadena Fire Department, South Pasadena Fire Department and Burbank Fire Department worked together to provide medical assistance, handle perimeter control, manage the HazMat situation, evaluate the structural integrity of the site and adjacent buildings, and much more work that had to be done, with the additional assistance of 10 officers from Pasadena Police Department.

  2. colleen says:

    Thank you for the update. As a neighbor of the place, I could see that things seemed to be well under control. Another good reason for living here in Pasadena.

  3. I heard about this on the news. Glad to know everyone made it out okay.



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