Off-Duty CA Firefighter Rescues Child from Apartment Fire

11/02/2012
An off-duty firefighter rescued a toddler early Wednesday from a burning apartment where a woman was found dead in Murrieta, California. The Press-Enterprise reported (http://bit.ly/TYawl1) that Jason Patterson, 36, carried a three-year-old boy to safety then went back in an attempt to knock down the fire with a fire extinguisher. The child would not have survived if it hadn't been for Patterson, who is a seasonal firefighter assigned to Cal Fire Station 14 in Norco. A fire official said firefighters would not have been able to reach the child in time, as there was a flashover in the apartment as Murrieta fire crews entered the two-story building a few minutes after fire was reported at ...

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