Long Beach, California 2021-01-14 11:41:14 –
A young man was able to rescue one from a deadly fire at Bixby Knolls last night, but a fierce flame prevented him from being saved, according to a Long Beach fire department official.
LBFD Captain Jack Crabtree said the young man worked as a caregiver for two older men at his home on Marcellus Street near California Avenue.
According to Crabtree, the caregiver called 911 after the smoke detector awoke around 11:30 pm on Wednesday night.
According to Crabtree, a young man in his twenties was able to get one of his allegations out of the house before the fire brigade arrived. He then went to his neighbor, a retired firefighter’s house, to rescue his opponent in his 80s.
But when they opened the door of the house and returned inside, they stopped because “they encountered intense heat and smoke,” Crabtree said.
According to Crabtree, firefighters later found the body of a man in his 80s in his house.
However, the caretaker and the man he rescued were not seriously injured.
“He was really a hero,” said Crabtree, praising the quick action that the young man believed to have saved his life.
As soon as the firefighters arrived, they were able to extinguish the flames.
The cause of the flame is still under investigation, Crabtree said.