At around 8:30 a.m. Memorial Day, the South Pasadena Fire Department responded to complaints of smoke coming from the storm drains on either side of the roadway in the 1800 block of Laurel Street. The storm drains are pictured to the left and to the right of fire engine 81. It took only minutes to extinguish the smoke. There were no reports of injury and the cause is under investigation. See the entire story about the underground blaze in this week’s print edition of the South Pasadena Review. Photo by Steve Whitmore
Steve Whitmore is the assistant editor for the San Marino Tribune and the South Pasadena Review. Steve has spent more than four decades as an award-winning print and broadcast journalist with a 16-year stint as the senior media advisor for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Steve comes to us from the Keene Sentinel in Keene, New Hampshire, where he covered politics and was a columnist.