Firefighters rescue man from apartment blaze near San Diego
LA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters carried a man in his 70s to safety as flames spread through his apartment near San Diego.
Officials say a neighbor reported seeing black smoke seeping out from under the door of a unit at a complex in La Mesa Tuesday.
Crews found a fire blazing in the living room and the man trapped in a bedroom.
Heartland Fire & Rescue Department Capt. Sonny Saghera says a previous medical condition left the man unable to walk. Firefighters carried him to an ambulance and he was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Saghera says the man lives with his wife, who was not home at the time of the fire.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the fire caused about $100,000 in damage to the apartment and its contents. The cause is under investigation.
Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, http://www.utsandiego.com