MAN BURNED, TWO RESCUED IN DEERFIELD BEACH FIRE
DEPUTY INJURED TRYING TO RESCUE VICTIM
- Date: June 28, 2014 PIO# 14-6-32
A Deerfield Beach man suffered critical injuries in a fire that gutted a Tivoli Lakes townhouse this morning.
Just before 8 a.m., Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue units responded to reports of heavy smoke coming from a first-floor apartment. When they arrived on scene, the male resident of apartment 107 was already outside with a BSO deputy and his apartment was fully-engulfed. BSFR firefighters rescued the man’s dog from inside the first-floor unit and two residents off the balcony above using a ladder.
The male victim (name withheld due to HIPPA regulations) from unit 107 sustained third degree burns over 30 percent of his body. He was rushed to Broward Health North by Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue and subsequently airlifted by BSO Air Rescue to the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Burn Center for further treatment.
Prior to firefighters’ arrival, a BSO deputy suffered minor injuries while attempting to rescue the male resident. The deputy was treated at Broward Health North for his injuries.
It took firefighters about 15 minutes to knockdown the fire, which gutted unit 107. One adjacent and one upstairs unit sustained smoke damage from the blaze. Four adult occupants were displaced and the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team is assisting them with temporary accommodations. The Broward Sheriff Fire Marshal’s Bureau and the Division of State Fire Marshal are conducting the cause and origin investigation.
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