Elderly Man Rescued from Fire at Fort Worth Home

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On Monday, Fort Worth firefighters rescued a man from his home after it caught fire.

Firefighters were responding to another call when they noticed the blaze appearing from the property on 2800 block of NW 24th Street late night on January 3.

The neighbors told the crew someone might be trapped inside the house.

Once firefighters were able to surpass security bars and the alarm, they were able to rescue the man.

Mike Drivdahl, a spokesman for the Fort Worth Fire Department, described the incident in a statement.

“As soon as the very first truck got on the scene, they made entry to the home through a window and did find that elderly male in the back of the home,” Drivdahl said.

Once rescued, the man was transported to a hospital, where he is in critical condition.

A dog in the home died as a result of the fire.

The identity of the man has not been released. An investigation is ongoing.

“Anytime we have a resident… something like this, it’s pretty tough,” Drivdahl said.

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