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Fire closes parts of Pasadena Courthouse; some cases transferred

Fire closes parts of Pasadena Courthouse; some cases transferred

A fire at the Pasadena Courthouse sparked by oil-soaked rags forced officials to close parts of the courthouse through Tuesday and send some cases to Boyle Heights and downtown Los Angeles, authorities said. Firefighters responded about 1:30 a.m. Monday to a fire alarm on the third floor of the Los Angeles County courthouse on Walnut Avenue, said Lisa Derderian, a Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman. When firefighters arrived, they battled flames and discovered containers of hazardous materials, including wood varnish, nearby, she said. The fire was extinguished within minutes. Soon after, firefighters from Burbank and Glendale’s hazardous materials team were called to the scene...

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