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Busy week for Davis FD: Firefighters rescue unconscious man, put out commercial structure fire

By From page A5 | September 16, 2012

Davis firefighters pulled a man from his apartment late Thursday night after neighbors had reported smoke coming from his unit.

According to Paul Swanson, Davis Fire Department division chief, the Davis resident had passed out while cooking in his apartment on the 1100 block of J Street.

After forcing their way into the man’s home, firefighters discovered that smoke had filled the entire apartment and found the man unresponsive with the stove still burning.

The individual was removed and transported to a local hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.

On Sept. 8 firefighters responded to a commercial structure fire at 502 Mace Blvd. where an office building had been reported showing smoke.

The firefighters broke into the building and found that the fire was coming from The MarkeTech Group unit within the structure.

No one was present at the time of the fire.

“They got in there and had to extend lines to put it out,” Swanson said. “They (also) cut a ventilation hole in the roof and checked to make sure that it hadn’t extended to any other office units.”

The fire department is still investigating the exact cause of the fire, though Swanson said they have determined it to be accidental.

— Reach Tom Sakash at [email protected] or (530) 747-8057. Follow him on Twitter @TomSakash.

Tom Sakash

Tom Sakash covers the city beat for The Davis Enterprise. Reach him at [email protected], (530) 747-8057 or @TomSakash.
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