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House fire leaves one transported to hospital

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson Firefighters responded to a call that was placed by a neighbor in the 700 block of W. Florence Street. 

According to Capt. Jurvig, neighbors reported a house on fire with a resident still inside. 

When crews arrived to the scene, they found smoke and flames coming from a home. As the crew approached the house they could see an adult male inside the home with fire right behind him. 

Firefighters immediately forced open a security door and pulled the disorientated resident out. 

Paramedics on scene began to treat the patient while other firefighters took hose lines interior to attach the fire and search for other victims. 

A hole was cut by a chainsaw to allow smoke and other super-heated gasses to escape. 

The resident that was brought out by firefighters was the only occupant of the home and was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. 

Safety Message from Tucson Fire Department: More than half of residential fire deaths occur in fires that start between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Knowing how to get out of the house two different ways can be the difference between life and death. Having a warning device is also critical for your safety. 

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