Tustin: Fast-Acting Officers Rescue Man From Apartment Fire

11.09.2019 | 2:52 AM | TUSTIN – A couple of fast-acting officers made entry into an apartment catching fire and rescued a man, early Saturday morning.

Authorities responded to reports of an fire at an apartment complex located in the 14400 block of Newport Avenue around 2:52 AM.

Officers arriving on scene were flagged down by a citizen who guided them to a second-story apartment with heavy smoke showing.

The fast-acting officers beat on the door of the apartment in attempt to wake the resident but did not receive an answer.

The duo then removed a window screen and accessed the apartment where they found a man inside who was apparently asleep.

The man reported a baby was also inside but no child was not located.

Firefighters arriving on scene extinguished the fire using a fire extinguisher and were using fans to remove smoke from the structure.

It appears the cause of fire was unattended food.

Miles Madison

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