Two hurt in Haltom City residential blaze
Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 8:47 pm
Two individuals recently suffered injuries after a fire broke out in a house near a school in Haltom City, Texas, according to reports on October 19.
Reports said a house at the vicinity of Haltom Middle School in the 3200 block caught fire at around 3:40 a.m. Though responding fire crews were confronted by a huge fire damaging the structure when they arrived at the scene, they also found that no one was inside the house. Officials stated that an elderly man living in the house was rescued by a neighbor. Roberto Aldana recounted how he broke the window of the burning home with his palm in order to rescue Eli Douglas, 83, who was standing there screaming for help.
Aldana managed to get Douglas out of the building and was treated for lacerations by paramedics at the scene. Douglas was taken to a hospital where he is in critical condition after being exposed to excessive smoke. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.
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