May 19--Firefighters who arrived at a burning house this afternoon saw a horrifying sight as they got ready to enter, a man standing in the entryway with his clothes on fire.
Two firefighters pulled the man from the house on Tampa Way, rolled him on the grass and began administering medical treatment, according to Capt. Chuck Rangel. He was transported to a local hospital with burn-related injured. There was no immediate word on his condition.
"One firefighter said he'd never seen anything like that before," Rangel said.
The 2-alarm fire, which was first reported at 2:48 p.m., was controlled at 3:10 p.m., according to Rangel.
Rangel said there were reports from neighbors that an oxygen tank exploded inside the home. Firefighters did find numerous oxygen tanks inside the home.
Rangel said a man who lived in the home, with help from his son, safely brought six grandchildren and his wife from the burning structure. He then ran to Fire State 16, located a block away on King Road, to alert firefighters.
The man who is on fire may also live in the home, according to Rangel.