Firefighters rescue unconscious man from Henrico’s house fire

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Firefighters rescued an unconscious Henrico house fire early Saturday morning.

Crews were called to a house in the Central Gardens area in the 2200 block of Beau Lane just before 5:20 a.m.

When firefighters arrived, they found smoke and fire coming from the front window of the brick raiser.

A woman in the front yard, who had escaped the flames, told firefighters a man was still inside the house in a back room.

“Firefighters walked past the blaze and found an unconscious adult male in a bedroom,” Henrico Fire Marshal Henry D. Rosenbaum said. “The man was rescued and handed over to medics at Henrico Fire, where advanced life support procedures were provided while transported to VCU Medical Center.”

The woman was also taken to VCU Medical Center for treatment for smoke inhalation and minor burns.

It is not yet known what caused the fire.

“Henrico Fire reminds everyone of the importance of having working smoke alarms in every home,” Rosenbaum said. “If you can’t escape from a structure, close the doors between you and the fire.”

Although the cause of the fire is still under investigation, Rosenbaum warned that portable heaters should be kept at least 3 feet away from combustible objects.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email [email protected] to send a tip.

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