Denver firefighters pull unconscious man out of burning home on Downing Street

Crews performed CPR but victim's condition unknown

DENVER - Denver firefighters pulled an unconscious man out of a burning home early Tuesday morning, according to Lt. Phil Champagne.

Firefighters had to force their way into the house at 330 Downing Street, and found the man in a back bedroom, Champagne said.

Crews performed CPR on the victim all the way to the hospital, Champagne said, but his condition was not available as of 3:45 a.m.

Firefighters found two dogs dead inside the house.

Search and rescue

The rescue was complicated by the fact that firefighters did not have an exact address, Champagne said.  Firefighters got a call of smoke in the area but had to search for the origin.  Crews eventually went down an alley, where they noticed the smoke coming from at attic.

The outside of the house has minimal damage, but firefighters tell 7NewsNOW there is major damage inside.

Champagne said the continued search effort may have saved the man’s life.

A firefighter at the scene told 7NewsNOW emergency responders did get the man’s pulse going again at one point, but we are waiting for an update on his condition.

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