MIDDLEBURG, Fla. — A neighbor heard fire alarms going off and called 911.
Middleburg firefighters arrived moments later and and found an elderly man inside the home. The quickly removed him from the heavy fire.
The man was immediately treated and transported to a local hospital. Firefighters had the fire under control.
The home is considered a complete loss, and no one else was inside at the time. The State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene and is investigating.
According to Clay County Fire Rescue, these same firefighters were doing routine training in search and rescue only hours before this call and were able to quickly utilize that training to locate and remove the man from the burning home within minutes of their arrival.
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