Firefighters save man from burning home in northeast Georgia
by Associated Press Wire
March 29, 2013 10:35 AM | 569 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to find an unconscious man in a burning home and pull him through a window to safety in northeast Georgia.

The rescue happened Wednesday night, in a blaze that destroyed the man’s home on Atlanta Avenue in Clarke County.

Athens-Clarke County Assistant Fire Chief Kyle Hendrix says the 53-year-old victim possibly wasn’t breathing when the firefighters found him inside the burning duplex.

Hendrix tells The Athens Banner-Herald that firefighters removed the man through a window and started first aid until an ambulance arrived.

Hendrix did not have information concerning the man’s condition. The cause of the blaze remained under investigation late Thursday.


Information from: Athens Banner-Herald.

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