Firefighters rescue 3 people trapped in burning home
Firefighters rescued three people from a burning home in City Heights, San Diego, on Wednesday morning, fire officials announced.
The early morning fire damaged a couple of homes and a recreational vehicle in the 2500 block of Violet Street in City Heights.
Andrew Brennen, a firefighter with station 19 in City Heights, said he and his partner Greg Freeman were assigned with the task of protection duty - keeping the flames away from fellow firefighters who were trying to douse the blaze.
When they rounded the burning structures they heard a woman’s yelling inside. The woman was hanging out of a window. Later, the discovered that two men were also trapped inside.
Explaining how they rescued the trapped people, he added, “My partner was able to run inside just in time as she jumped out the window. He kind of caught her. We kind of saw a hand hanging out of the window sill. So my partner grabbed one shoulder and I grabbed the other and we just kind of pulled them out of the window.”
One of the rescued men had to taken to a hospital for treatment of some minor injury. The other two rescued people were expected to be fine.
The destructive fire caused more than $300,000 in damage to two houses and a recreational motor home, leaving nine people temporarily homeless. An investigation is underway to pin point the cause of the fire.
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