Structural Firefighting: One Killed in CA Residential Fire

07/05/2013
One person was killed and another injured in a residential fire early Thursday in Aptos, California. It took about 15 minutes for firefighters to find the victim, a male, in a back bedroom on the second floor of the smoke-filled, two-story house, according to a Santa Cruz Sentinel report (http://bit.ly/10EcQFs). A woman also suffered minor injuries and smoke inhalation and was being treated at an area hospital. Firefighters also were able to resuscitate a dog found not breathing at the top of a stairway The house had three smoke detectors, but two were without batteries and the third did not appear to be working. Firefighters contained the fire to an empty bedroom. Aptos is a community ...

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