Man Rescued from House Fire in Modesto

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MODESTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Firefighters in Modesto saved an elderly man from a burning home in the early-morning hours Monday.

The Modesto Regional Fire Authority said that it responded to reports of a house fire in the 200 block of West Rumble Road in central Modesto around 2 a.m.

When fire crews got there, they noticed heavy smoke coming from the townhome. Neighbors reported that an elderly man who lived inside was unaccounted for.

Crews confronted heavy smoke, heat and low visibility as they searched for the man. The man was located and rescued. He regained pulse and began to breathe on his own shortly after. He was alert at the hospital.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no other injuries were reported.

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