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.