Elderly man injured after early morning fire on Wilkins St.
Posted at: 10/15/2012 3:53 AM | Updated at: 10/15/2012 12:39 PM
An 85-year-old man was seriously injured after a fire broke out at his home early Monday morning. Officials say calls for a fire came in around 1:15 a.m.
When crews arrived on scene they found an active fire on the second floor of that house. Firefighters say two people were in the home when the fire began, but when crews arrived one resident had already escaped.
The other person at the home, an 85-year-old man, was found unconscious on the second floor. Crews removed the man and performed CPR. He was taken to Rochester General Hospital with serious injuries. Officials say his injuries are likely the result of smoke inhalation.
Officials say the fire was minor, and crews were able to extinguish it about fifteen minutes after they arrived. Firefighters say they found one smoke detector was missing on the second floor and another detector had melted.
The fire is currently being investigated, and there is no word yet on what may have caused it.