Elderly Man Rescued and Hospitalized In Home Fire

On Thursday March 17th 2022 at 5:30pm BFRS Dispatch received a report of a structural fire with one person reported trapped inside at #1 Devon Spring LaneDevonshire.

BFRS responded with 3 appliances from Hamilton, Clearwater Station and a total of 10 firefighters.

On arrival fire crews saw  flames emitting from an apartment on the ground floor.

The Officer in charge of the scene quickly instructed two firefighters wearing Breathing Apparatus to enter through a door on the western side of the building to search for the missing person.

Fire fighters removed an elderly man from the apartment and commenced CPR. The patient was quickly transported to KEMH via ambulance.

Firefighters remained on science to ensure that the fire was completely extinguished. The incident is under investigation.

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