Tucson Fire rescues man from chimney - Tucson News Now

Tucson Fire rescues man from chimney

Tucson firefighters rescue 26-year-old man from the chimney in his UA-area home after he locked himself out of the house. (Source: Tucson Fire Dept.) Tucson firefighters rescue 26-year-old man from the chimney in his UA-area home after he locked himself out of the house. (Source: Tucson Fire Dept.)
Tucson firefighters rescue 26-year-old man from the chimney in his UA-area home after he locked himself out of the house. (Source: Tucson Fire Dept.) Tucson firefighters rescue 26-year-old man from the chimney in his UA-area home after he locked himself out of the house. (Source: Tucson Fire Dept.)
Tucson firefighters rescue 26-year-old man from the chimney in his UA-area home after he locked himself out of the house. (Source: Tucson Fire Dept.) Tucson firefighters rescue 26-year-old man from the chimney in his UA-area home after he locked himself out of the house. (Source: Tucson Fire Dept.)
Tucson firefighters rescue 26-year-old man from the chimney in his UA-area home after he locked himself out of the house. (Source: Tucson Fire Dept.) Tucson firefighters rescue 26-year-old man from the chimney in his UA-area home after he locked himself out of the house. (Source: Tucson Fire Dept.)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A 26-year-old Tucson man could have used a little bit of Santa's magic after he got stuck in the chimney at his University-area home Sunday morning.

The man told firefighters he had locked himself out of the house and was trying to get back in when he got stuck, according to a post on the Tucson Fire Department Facebook page. He was there for upwards of four hours, yelling for help until a neighbor heard him and called 911.

When firefighters found him, his feet were  touching the floor but he couldn't get all the way through because the chimney width decreases near the actual fireplace.

TFD says a technical rescue response was dispatched for a "confined space rescue" but regular crews were able to get the man out when they got there. He did not appear to be injured, according to TFD.

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