SMFD Responds to South Pas Fire, Julia Roberts Wedding Dress Destroyed

There were no reported injuries and the fire lasted approximately 45 minutes.

The Mission Street , who has created clothes for icons such as Oprah Winfrey, Elton John and Diana Ross, caught on fire Friday—destroying everything inside.

"Everything was damaged [with] either fire or smoke damage," said Battalion Chief Philip Guiral. "We have to contact the owner to find out exactly what was inside and the value."

A wedding dress that was designed for Julia Roberts (but never made it to the altar, according to this article) was among items destroyed, said a relative who was on the scene Friday morning.

Initial investigations point to an electrical fire, added Guiral.

South Pasadena Fire Department responded to several calls of smoke in the area of 525 Mission Street around 9:30 a.m. Guiral said firefighters could see "big black header" from two blocks away.

No major injuries were reported, but one South Pasadena firefighter sustained a back injury and was transported to Huntington Hospital.

Neighboring agencies assisting included Arcadia, San Marino, Alhambra and Pasadena.

Tyler has appeared on the TV show Project Runway and won many awards in the fashion industry. See his bio here.


Update 10:38 a.m.: While the fire on Mission Street has been knocked out, firefighters are still on scene to assess the situation. There were no reported injuries and the fire lasted approximately 45 minutes.

Update 10:17 a.m.: Patch has gotten word that the fire at Mission Street and Palm Avenue is out. Trucks from South Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino, Alhambra and Pasadena were on the scene.

Update 9:38 a.m.: told Patch the fire at 525 Mission Street is still active, and that the department is calling in neighboring agencies to assist.

Original Story: Patch is getting reports of a structure fire at 525 Mission Street (Mission Street and Palm Avenue).

One of the attached photos was sent in from reader and South Pas City Treasurer Gary Pia.

He wrote:

is ablaze.

Check back with Patch for details on this developing story.

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