Firefighters had to rescue a woman from a house fire at 9:11 a.m. on Thursday.
Portland Fire & Rescue responded to the house fire located in the 12000 block of SE Mill Court. Firefighters say when they arrived they found the fire coming from the back of the house and smoke coming from the windows.
Firefighters say while they were searching the home, they heard a woman calling for help from the second floor. Firefighters quickly carried the woman out of the house.
The woman, whose name has not been released, was treated by paramedics and then taken to a nearby hospital for minor smoke inhalation.
A neighbor says his dog alerted him to the fire.
“Then my dog start barking, I looked out and all of the sudden the whole back was full of smoke and I thought their shed was on fire and then I noticed, oh no it’s worse than that,” neighbor Tim Miller said. “So I get ready to come in and grab my fire extinguisher, but I thought well that ain’t gonna do any good, then two seconds later the fire department shows up.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Curt Isakson is a 35 year veteran of the fire service. Curt is currently a Battalion Chief for Escambia County Fire Rescue. Previously worked 9 years with the Pensacola Fire Department where he was assigned as the Company Officer on Rescue 31. Curt’s fire service experiences started at a young age as a Junior firefighter with the Midway Fire Protection District and rose through the ranks to Captain. He has worked in volunteer, career, and combination departments.
Curt has held all ranks up to Battalion Chief and been assigned to operations, training, inspections, and was Chief of Special Operations for 7 years. Curt owns and operates County Fire Tactics that covers a very diverse range of fire service topics, as well as Firefighter Rescues, a site that documents rescues made by firefighters around the country.
He has annual contracts with numerous departments to provide standardized monthly training for these departments that respond daily together under an automatic aid agreement. Curt teaches nationally to include; FDIC, Firehouse Expo, Firehouse World, Orlando Fire Conference, Atlanta Fire Conference, Bowling Green State University, and owns/operates the annual HROC, COBC, WOTF, CFT ODP on Pensacola Beach. He is a Florida Certified Fire Officer, Instructor, Inspector, Arson, and FLUSAR.
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