Durham firefighters rescue boy

February 9, 2008 2:18:04 PM PST
A 10-year-old boy and an adult are safe and sound after being rescued by City of Durham Firefighters Saturday morning.

Captain Richard Ray tells Eyewitness News a fire broke out in the kitchen at 1156 Fisk street around 7:30 a.m. When Firefighters arrived, they saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the home.

Family members, who had escaped, told firefighters there were two people trapped inside.

When Firefighters from Engine 3 entered the home to make a fire attack and conduct a primary search, they found a 10-year-old boy in a bedroom and an adult male in the livingroom.

Both were brought out safely.

The adult was treated at the scene, but the boy was taken to Duke for observation. No word on his condition, but Captain Ray says he should be OK.

Captain Ray says the cause of the fire is under investigation, but it is not suspicious. "We dont get to do rescues everyday," Captain Ray said, "so when we do, it's a big deal, especially when it's a kid."

There were no other injuries reported. The house suffered smoke and heat damage throughout.

Thanks to Bull City Firefighters and a quick knockdown of the fire, the home and two lives were saved.


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