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Monday, October 29, 2012

CAL FIRE Firefighters rescue homeowner

Firefighters responding to a report of a structure fire in the city of Highland, California this morning were able to remove an unconscious elderly man from the home located at 6644 Robinson Road. The structure fire call was received at 10:03 with the first fire engines arriving on scene at 10:09 A.M.

The single family structure had light smoke venting through the turbines on the roof. Firefighters had been advised at the time of the call that there was an elderly person inside. As they approached the home, they found a security front door. Firefighters from the city of Highland and San Manuel Fire Department then used a nearby bedroom window to enter the home.

The firefighters searched the home and found the resident unconscious on the kitchen floor. They also discovered something burned and smoldering on the kitchen stove. They quickly removed the smoldering material from the stove while other firefighters removed the patient from the home. Firefighter paramedics attended to the patient who was then transported to Saint Bernadine Medical Center in San Bernardino. The condition of the patient was undetermined

Firefighters reported that when they entered the home through the bedroom window, the home was full of smoke and a smoke alarm was activated. Firefighters helped to evacuate the smoke from the home. Firefighters from the city of Highland, San Bernardino City and San Manuel responded to the fire.