Man rescued from house fire in Caversham

Firefighters arrived in the nick of time to save a man from a fire in Dunedin.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand Lookout Point station officer Peter O’Shea said firefighters were called to reports of a house fire at an address in Caversham, about 11.30am yesterday.

Upon the arrival of the first two appliances, crews found a heavily smoke-logged house.

Mr O’Shea called for more appliances, and firefighters using breathing apparatus entered the property and located a man.

Fire crews stretcher a man away from a house fire in Peter St, Caversham, yesterday. PHOTO: CRAIG...
Fire crews stretcher a man away from a house fire in Peter St, Caversham, yesterday. PHOTO: CRAIG BAXTER
"He was still standing in the smoke when my crews got to him and he collapsed at that point," he said.

The man was dragged out and other firefighters began first aid, including oxygen therapy.

He was in a serious condition with a lot of smoke inhalation and was taken to a St John ambulance, Mr O’Shea said.

A fire safety officer would investigate the fire.

oscar.francis@odt.co.nz

 

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