Neighbors rescue man from burning home
BATON ROUGE - Neighbors rescued a homeowner from a burning home Monday afternoon.
Firefighters said the unidentified man had been overcome by smoke as he was trying to escape the home from a window. Neighbors, who saw smoke pouring from the home, ran to the man's aid and helped to get him out of the house.
Five minutes after the first call to 911, fire crews arrived at the scene and saw flames coming from the front of the house on Michelli Drive near the intersection of Greenwell Springs and Choctaw Drive. There was significant damage to the home, a fire department spokesperson said in a news release.
The rescued man was taken to an area hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.
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