Burglary Suspect Stuck in California Chimney Dies After Homeowner Lights Fire

Authorities say a suspected burglar has died after getting stuck in a chimney in Central California, reports CBS San Francisco.(http://cbsloc.al/1IrJQn6)

Fresno County Sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Pursell said a homeowner in the rural town of Huron heard someone yell after lighting a fire in his fireplace Saturday afternoon and alerted authorities.

Pursell said the homeowner tried to put out the fire as his house began to fill with smoke. Firefighters who rushed to the house used jackhammers to break open the brick chimney, but when they got to the man he died.

Pursell said the man was responsive during the rescue.

 

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