Smoke in the area…
Denver firefighters were dispatched at almost 0200 hours for a call of smoke in the area of Downing Street and Speer Boulevard (chimney fire, right? maybe a furnace). While driving around the area and checking the alleys smoke and a faint glow were noticed coming from 300 Downing Street.
More from 9News, "Firefighters pull unconscious man from burning home".
After making entry firefighters located an unconscious adult male in a rear bedroom. Immediately removed and with CPR started the occupant was taken to the hospital. A fire department spokesman says that it took firefighters 15 minutes to extinguish the fire. There is no update on the occupant’s condition at this time.
Bill Carey is the daily news and blog manager for Elsevier Public Safety (FireRescue Magazine/Firefighter Nation, JEMS and LawOfficer sites.) Bill also manages the FireEMSBlogs.com network and is a former volunteer lieutenant with the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland.
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